UK Government has provided to 16 NATO allies evidence of malicious Russia ‘s cyber activity in their countries over the last 18 months.
According to the foreign minister Jeremy Hunt, the UK Government has provided to 16 NATO allies evidence of cyber attacks carried out by Russia against their countries over the last 18 months.
Hunt explained that Russia’s intelligence apparatus is carrying out a “global campaign” targeting critical infrastructure. The foreign minister will formally accuse Russia of these cyber campaigns during a speech at the NATO Cyber Defence Pledge Conference in London, in presence of NATO’s head Jens Stoltenberg.
“This global campaign also seeks to compromise central government networks,” reads an excerpt from the speech released by the Hunt’s department.
“I can disclose that in the last 18 months, the National Cyber Security Centre has shared information and assessments with 16 NATO Allies –- and even more nations outside the Alliance — of Russian cyber activity in their countries.”
The campaigns “breach international law — and justify a proportionate response.”
“Together, we possess options for responding to any attacks. We should be prepared to use them.”
The tension between Russia and the UK has deteriorated due to the activity of Russian intelligence in the country, one of the most clamorous debated operations is the poisoning of the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal on British soil.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.