The UK’s new offensive cyber unit takes on organised crime and hostile states


A new offensive force made up of spies, cyber experts and the members of the military is already conducting cyber operations to disrupt hostile state activities, terrorists and criminals, the UK government has revealed.

The new group – known as the National Cyber Force – aims to tackle threats to the UK’s national security such as countering terror plots, as well as supporting UK military operations.

The National Cyber Force draws together experts from intelligence agency GCHQ, the Ministry of Defence, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, and the Secret Intelligence Service – MI6 – which will provide its “expertise in recruiting and running agents alongside its unique ability to deliver clandestine operational technology”.

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Source: ZDNet

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