UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – London’s intelligence services are preparing to attack Russian computer networks in response to possible “aggressive” actions by Moscow in cyberspace, The Sunday Times reported, quoting British security sources.
The newspaper said that a group of relevant British security agencies, including the British Intelligence Agency and the British Ministry of Defense, are jointly developing and formulating positive responses to Russia.
The newspaper said that British specialists in the field of Sabrany, “occupied their positions in computer networks in Russia.”
London expects to see major British infrastructure facilities, particularly the healthcare system, of sporadic Russian attacks, she said.
British intelligence believes that Russia could publish “defamatory evidence” on the Internet against members of the British government, Parliament and other high-level official figures.
The British security services received a warning from Prime Minister Theresa May personally.
In March, the National Center for Cyber Security in Britain urged leaders of major energy companies to step up security measures for fear of sporadic Russian attacks after the poisoning of former British spy Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia.