Boris Johnson warns of Russian cyberthreat

Britain’s intelligence agencies are on the alert for possible revenge attacks by the Kremlin in response to the Syria airstrikes, after reports that a disinformation operation linked to Russia was increasing its output.

Boris Johnson warned yesterday that Russia could retaliate through cyberattacks on the NHS or power networks. “You have to take every possible precaution, and when you look at what Russia has done, not just in this country, in Salisbury, attacks on TV stations, on the democratic processes, on critical national infrastructure, of course we have to be very, very cautious indeed,” the foreign secretary told The Andrew Marr Show on BBC One.

US officials say that they have seen a 20-fold increase in Russia-linked disinformation pushed out online after Saturday’s strikes. But…

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