Britain says Russian military intelligence behind host of global cyber attacks

In a British assessment based on work by its National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the Russian military intelligence (GRU) was cast as a pernicious cyber aggressor which used a network of hackers to spread discord aimed at undermining Western democracies to the global chemical weapons watchdog.

GRU, Britain said, was almost certainly behind the BadRabbit and World Anti-Doping Agency attacks of 2017, the hack of the  Democratic National Committee (DNC) in 2016 and the theft of emails from a UK-based TV station in 2015.

The Netherlands said it had caught four GRU officers red handed as they tried to hack into the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons from a hotel next door in April.

“The GRU’s actions are reckless and indiscriminate: they try to undermine and interfere in elections in other countries,” said British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt…Read More…

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