Britain’s cybersecurity chief: Russia tried to hack UK media, telecoms, and energy

November 15, 2017
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The head of the National Cyber Security Centre confirms “Russian interference” in UK media, telecommunication and energy sectors over the last year.
“Russia is seeking to undermine the international system. That much is clear.”
Comments come amid scrutiny of Russia’s influence in last year’s Brexit vote.

LONDON — The head of one of Britain’s leading government cybersecurity agencies has confirmed that Russia tried to hack the UK media, telecommunications system, and energy sector in the past year.

Ciaran Martin, the CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), will say at the Times Tech Summit on Wednesday: “I can’t get into precise details of …read more

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