Beware the wounded bear: Russia could hit back hard after inept spies exposed

By On October 06, 2018

Beware the wounded bear: Russia could hit back hard after inept spies exposed

By laying bare the amateurish mistakes of Russia's supposedly elite spies, Britain and its allies have exposed Vladimir Putin and his intelligence agencies to worldwide ridicule.

However, the unprecedented exposé of a bungled espionage operation at a press conference in the Netherlands on Thursday also risks retaliation.

In a co-ordinated response, Britain, the Netherlands, Canada, Australia and the US have pushed back against a series of hacking attempts by Russia.

Over the course of 24 hours, the US charged seven officers from the GRU with hacking international agencies; British and Australian authorities accused the GRU of a devastating 2017 cyberattack on Ukraine, the email leaks that...

Source: Google News Russia | Netizen 24 Russia

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