British intelligence agencies are ready to attack Russian computer networks in response to possible “aggressive” actions by Moscow, the Sunday Times newspaper reported citing sources in the country’s security agencies.
The cyber intelligence agency – the Government Communications Center – and the Ministry of Defense are participating in formulating plans for cyberwarfare against Russia.
“Our cyber experts have already taken position inside Russian networks” the newspaper writes.
According to the newspaper, London expects cyber attacks on key infrastructure of the country.
In addition, British intelligence believes that Russia can spread “compromising information” on members of the British cabinet of ministers, parliamentarians and other high-ranking officials on the internet.
“We know that Russia has compromising materials in their plans, we are ready for that. We know they have the ability to get such information.” the Sunday Times source said.