Russia launches cyberwar on UK as Macron offers to mediate Syria crisis

London: Russia has launched a “dirty tricks” campaign against Britain and the US in the wake of the Syria airstrikes, according to British government sources.

Russian President Vladimir Putin's government is accused of waging cyber war after Syrian strikes.

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government is accused of waging cyber war after Syrian strikes.

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Whitehall confirmed a 20-fold increase in “disinformation” being spread by Kremlin-linked social media “bot” accounts since the missile attacks on Syria in the early hours of Saturday. There are fears that this could be a precursor to a full-scale campaign of cyber attacks by Moscow, with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson saying Britain would take “every possible precaution” to guard against it.

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