UK Accuses FSB Group of Targeting Emails of Politicians, Others to Undermine Democracy
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The UK is accusing Russia's Security Service, the FSB, and specifically the part of it known as Centre 18, of a sustained cyber-hacking campaign, targeting the emails of politicians and others in public life to tamper with UK democratic processes.
Foreign Office Minister Leo Docherty told the House of Commons that Russia's ambassador had been summoned, and two individuals were being sanctioned. One of them is a serving FSB officer. The UK’s foreign secretary, David Cameron, is in Washington, where he is expected to give a press conference alongside the US secretary of state, Antony Blinken. The US is also expected to announce action against the group.
The group is accused of carrying out hundreds of highly targeted hacks against politicians, civil servants, t…