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The British National Cyber Security Centre reports after investigation that the Russian military secret service – the GROe – is behind a series of cyber attacks. According to the British Government, this is an attempt by the Russian Government to undermine the democratic process of Western countries.

That’s what the British government is reporting today. Active efforts are being made to create confusion and fear in various areas. Think about sport, transport, but also about politics. According to the British government, the actions are reckless and arbitrary and try to influence elections in other countries. The British Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, says so in connection with the investigation.

Undermining Western democracies

The British government is pretty sure that the GREAT is behind the spread of ransomware BadRabbit. The Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance is also accused of having carried out a cyber attack on the World Anti-Doping Agency. Furthermore, the GREe is said to have hacked into the mail accounts of the American presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, as well as the American Democratic Party.

The accusations go even further. The British government also accuses the GREW of poisoning former spy Sergei Skripal. Two Russian secret agents are accused of having killed Skripal with novichock – a nerve gas.

Hunt says that his government, together with its allies, will respond to Russia’s attempts to damage international stability. There is already a high level of conflict between the British government and Russia about the murder of Skripal.

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