UK accuses Kremlin of ordering series of ‘reckless’ cyber-attacks

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UK accuses Kremlin of ordering series of ‘reckless’ cyber-attacks

Foreign Office blames Russia for six specific attacks, including one on US Democrats

The British government has directly accused Russian military intelligence of being behind a spate of “reckless and indiscriminate cyber-attacks” carried out on the orders of Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin, including the hacking in 2016 of the US Democratic National Committee headquarters.

The claim is a precursor to the announcement of further UK intelligence revelations of Russian state involvement in the poisoning in Salisbury of Sergei Skripal, the Russian double agent.

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