UK Prime Minister: EU take action on cyber-attacks

The Dutch and British governments published details this month of an attempted Russian cyber-attack on the international chemical weapons watchdog, the OPCW.

The incident, which was thwarted with the help of British intelligence officials, came after the Sandworm cybercrime unit of the GRU had attempted unsuccessfully to hack the UK Foreign Office in March and the Porton Down chemical weapons facility in April.

Sources used:

  • theguardian.com/technology/2018/oct/17/theresa-may-to-urge-eu-leaders-to-take-action-on-cyber-attacks
  • scotsman.com/news/politics/sanction-russia-over-cyber-warfare-eu-told-1-4816505