UK Threatens to Name and Shame State Backers of Cyber Attacks

Britain will name and shame foreign states that hire hackers to carry out cyber-attacks or interfere via the internet in national elections, the attorney general is to warn.

In a speech referring to Russian and North Korean “campaigns of intrusion,” Jeremy Wright QC will call for international sanctions to be applied against countries that exploit cyberspace for illegal purposes.

“If it would be a breach of international law to bomb an air traffic control tower with the effect of downing civilian aircraft, then it will be a breach of international law to use a hostile cyber operation to disable air traffic control systems which results in the same, ultimately lethal, effects,” Wright will tell an audience at Chatham House in central London.

Read more at the Guardian

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