Russia-Based Hacking Group Released Pro-Brexit Leaders' Emails on Leak Site
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A new website called Very English Coop d'Etat that published leaked emails from several leading proponents of Britain's exit from the European Union is tied to a Russia-based hacking group called Cold River, according to Google’s Threat Analysis Group and the former head of UK foreign intelligence Richard Dearlove.
The website published private emails from Dearlove, leading Brexit campaigner Gisela Stuart, pro-Brexit historian Robert Tombs, and other supporters of Britain's separation from the EU. The emails mainly appear to have been exchanged using ProtonMail. The site contends it is part of a group of hardline pro-Brexit figures secretly calling the shots in the United Kingdom.
Thomas Rid, a cybersecurity expert at Johns Hopkins University, said, "What jumps out at m…
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