British Army to train cyber spies to combat hackers and digital propaganda

The British Army will adapt to better tackle the threat of cyber warfare, including hackers, digital propaganda and misinformation, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said.

A unit called the Sixth Division will be reintroduced as part of plans to “rebalance the Field Army… [to] defeat adversaries both above and below the threshold of conventional conflict”, the MoD stated.

Troops recruited into the division will be trained in intelligence gathering and covert surveillance, as well as a range of cyber skills.

The changes come after the UK used online warfare to counter the IS message in northern Iraq, in which the terrorist group used digital resources to recruit and radicalise people across the world.

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Source: Sky News