Russian hackers ‘targeting UK energy and telecoms sector’


Russia has attempted to attack the UK’s media, telecommunications and energy sectors, an intelligence chief has said.

Ciaran Martin, the chief executive of the National Cyber Security Centre, a part of GCHQ, said the UK is facing “two significant groups of threats in cyberspace”: hostile states and rampant criminality.

“The Prime Minister sent Russia a clear message on Monday night – we know what you are doing, and you will not succeed,” Mr Martin said at a meeting held in London on Wednesday.

Theresa May accused Russia of “seeking to weaponise information” as she accused Moscow of meddling in elections and hacking Denmark’s defence ministry and the German parliament.

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Source: Sky News