UK on alert for possible Russian cyberthreat, foreign secretary says …

Britain faces a looming threat of possible cyber-attack from Russia, the U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Sunday.

Johnson warned during a BBC broadcast on Sunday of the possibility that Russia may retaliate against U.K. sanctions following the Salisbury attack and Western-allied strikes on Syria by targeting power networks or national infrastructure in Britain.

“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 cautious indeed,” he said.

PHOTO: Members of the emergency services re-affix the tent over the bench where Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found in critical condition at the Maltings shopping centre in Salisbury, England.Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty

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