GCHQ chief warns of Putin plotting physical attacks on West

The Telegraph May 14, 2024, 01:00 PM UTC

Summary: Head of GCHQ, Anne Keast-Butler, warns of Russia's preparation for physical attacks against the West. Concerns include growing links between Russian intelligence and proxy groups for cyber attacks, surveillance, and sabotage. Russia is accused of protecting cyber gangs targeting Western organizations. Tensions are rising between Russia and the West. Ms. Keast-Butler highlights Moscow's role in nurturing cyber attackers and coordinating physical attacks.

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    Russia directing hackers to attack UK and West, says GCHQ (The Guardian)
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    China poses increasing cyber risk to UK, warns GCHQ (Financial Times)
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    Chinese ambassador summoned over spying charges; diplomatic tensions rise (The Independent)
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    Chinese ambassador summoned over UK spy allegations (The Telegraph)
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    UK charges 3 with spying for Hong Kong; HK denies (CNN)
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    Heathrow official and ex-Royal Marine accused of spying (The Telegraph)
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