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Britain directly blames Russian military intelligence for broad range of cyberattacks

Britain directly blames Russian military intelligence for broad range of cyberattacks

The British government on Thursday accused Russia's military intelligence agency GRU of "reckless and indiscriminate cyberattacks," blaming it for everything from the hacking of top athletes' medical records to disruptions on the Kiev subway system to the theft of emails at the Democratic National Committee.

The accusation was unusually forthright, going further than before in assigning direct blame to the Kremlin for a series of hard-to-trace attacks. It follows the sensational poison attack against ex-spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury in March, which Britain says was carried out by a pair of GRU agents who used a military-grade nerve agent. Villagers in Russia's Far East...

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