British special services are preparing to the possible attacks from Russia’s hackers, who allegedly plan to publish dirt on British officials, as The Times reported with a reference to the resources in the British security agencies.
Theresa May, British PM, was informed about the fact that Russia was preparing a cyber-attack on the members of her cabinet. According to the information, Russian hackers intend to discredit British officials.
“Britain’s cyber-intelligence agency, GCHQ, and the Ministry of Defence are on standby to retaliate “proportionately”. We know what’s in the Russian playbook, kompromat type material, we’re all prepared for that,” the source reported.
Russia prepares dirt campaign against British politicians as a reaction to Britain’s participation in airstrikes in Syria on April 14, the article says.
It was mentioned that the British Government “would target cronies of Putin who have “illicit finances” in London”.
“You are going to see extensive action on financial measures against Russian oligarchs in the UK shortly,” the Sunday Times source said.
As reported, the armed forces of the United States, Britain and France on April 14 inflicted air strikes on a number of facilities in Syria related to the development and use of chemical weapons. The media report about at least six victims.
Airstrikes became the response to the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Douma, killing 70 people. The West blamed Bashar Assad, as well as Russia.
A number of countries have already supported the actions of the US and its allies. In turn, Russia stated that it convenes an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.