Britain unveils a national organization of hackers who digitally target its enemies
Britain unveils a national organization of hackers who digitally target its enemies

Britain released a new national cyber force, an offensive hacking force that can harass hostile countries like China, Russia, terrorist organizations and even children by disrupting internet connections.

Since April of last year, the National Cyber ​​Forces, controlled by GCHQ and the Ministry of Defense, have been operating in secret. Hundreds of infiltrators are stationed at Cheltenham and other military sites. United kingdom.

Little is known about the organization's activities, but it appears that its early work was largely disrupting communications from anyone who posed a threat to Britain, such as the United Kingdom. B - Terrorists involved in the attack attacks.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the House of Commons on Thursday that "national cyber forces" include intelligence agencies and British service personnel and "have carried out counterterrorism activities", organized crime and hostile states in cyberspace. ".

The idea behind the new organization is to combine decentralized offensive hacking functions. Britain claims to have owned it for ten years and is rapidly expanding its business. (National Network Power) plans to increase its workforce tenfold and employ 3,000 people over the next ten years.

It should be noted that about 60 countries have developed offensive hacking capabilities. Iran and North Korea are among the most advanced countries in the region and they have a strong track record against the United Kingdom. There are also government-backed hackers associated with intelligence agencies in China and Russia.

Britain rarely talks about offensive hacking skills and even with a new division set up, the UK is still hesitant to do so. But in 2018, British intelligence agencies said they had launched a "large-scale offensive cyber campaign" against ISIS.

"The operation contributed greatly to the coalition's efforts to stop ISIS propaganda, and hindered its ability to coordinate attacks and protect coalition forces. On the battlefield," the group's leader, Jeremy Fleming, said at the time.

Other techniques used by the (National Cyber ​​Force) include trying to change behavior to prevent the plan from being implemented, or persuading those at risk to implement the plan.

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