Russia ordered a spate of cyber-attacks, says U.K.

Oct 04, 2018, 7:02 AM EDT
This is the first time the U.K. has singled out Kremlin for cyber warfare.
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The British government has accused Russia’s military intelligence service of direct involvement in a spate of “reckless and indiscriminate cyber-attacks,” including the one that breached the U.S. Democratic National Committee’s systems in 2016.

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) identified four high-profile cyber-attacks as Kremlin-sourced, accusing the Russian GRU intelligence service of using notorious hackers as their stooge, notes The Guardian.

The U.K., on course to release more information on Russia’s role in the poisoning of Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, has for the first time singled out Kremlin for cyberwarfare, an allegation that Russian foreign ministry shrugged off as Britain’s “rich fantasy,” writes the BBC.