UK says it warned 16 NATO allies of Russian hacking activities

The UK has shared information on Russian hacking attacks with 16 NATO allies over the last 18 months, a British government official said today.

“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,” said Britain Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Jeremy Hunt in a speech at the National Cyber Security Centre today.

Hunt said “Russia’s intelligence services are targeting the critical national infrastructure of many countries in order to look for vulnerabilities.”

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Source: ZDNet