UK Ready to Launch Cyberattacks If Moscow Targets Britain Following the Ukraine Invasion
Ukraine warns of cyber attacks on government agencies, banks, and the defense sector, Israeli Minister says police did not spy on citizens using Pegasus, Logistics company crippled by ransomware, more
The UK’s Secretary of State for Defense Ben Wallace said that Britain is ready to launch cyberattacks on Russia if Moscow targets Britain’s computer networks after a Ukraine invasion.
In a statement, Wallace pointed to the “offensive cyber capability” the UK is already developing from a base in the northwest of England. He also stepped up UK threats by saying sanctions will be imposed for aggression that stops short of crossing the Ukraine border amid criticism they have not yet been used. (Rob Merrick / Independent)
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Ukrainian authorities said they had seen online warnings that hackers were preparing to launch major attacks on government agencies, banks, and the defense sector.
Ukraine's government-run cybersecurity agency CERT-UA said it had found hacking warnings on a hacking forum. One message had "referred to the lease of servers to prepare new attacks on the websites of the public sector, the banking sector, and the defence sector," it…
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