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Britain is having trouble recruiting new spies because Facebook and Google pay 'five times more'

The UK's surveillance agency, GCHQ, is having trouble recruiting new spies because current and potential spooks want to take better-paid jobs at big tech firms such as Apple, Google, and Facebook.
A December report from the government's security services watchdog, the Intelligence and Security Committee, cited GCHQ representatives who said big tech firms could offer "four or five times more" for cyberspecialists and security specialists than the agency could.
At the same time, the report also acknowledges that the threat from foreign hackers is growing. This year alone, there were attacks on MPs from hackers who tried to guess their email passwords and the devastating WannaCry attack that almost crippled the NHS.
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