British Intelligence Links Russia to High-Profile Cyberattacks

Russian Embassy in London. Credit: Kevin Thompson

(From UPI)

British intelligence has linked several cyberattacks, including meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, to the Russian agency that’s also been blamed for the Novichok poisoning this year. . . .

All the attacks were already linked to Russia but this is the first time Britain has linked them to the GRU [General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation]. The United States had already linked the Russians to the 2016 hacking of the Democratic Party, where emails and chats were posted online.

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