Theresa May accuses Russia for conducting Cyber Espionage


For the first time, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has accused Russia for conducting Cyber Espionage on western nations and meddling with their elections. The Prime Minister of Britain added in her statement that Vladimir Putin should also stop planting fake stories in order to sow discord in the west. 

Speaking at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet in London, Mrs. May said that Putin’s government was trying to undermine free societies by conducting discord in cyber space.  

Theresa May said that Putin and his nation could prove as a valuable partner to West only when his nation plays according to the rules. She argued that any violation in this space could invite immense trouble to the Russian Federation. 

Mrs. May specified that GCHQ has evidence that Russian meddled and hacked the elections of Danish Ministry of Defense and the Germany’s Bundestag. She added that Vladimir Putin’s cyber army tried to create a discord in the cyber space by planting fake stories and photo shopped controversial images via state run media organizations. 

NOTE- Her comments come in stark contrast to those of US President Donald Trump, who last week said that Putin’s involvement in influencing US Elections 2016 was just media fabricated story.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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