UK exposes Russian cyber attacks against Tokyo Olympics

Britain has accused Russian intelligence of carrying out a series of cyberattacks on the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo with security officials warning that the postponed Games due to take place next year may also be targeted.

UK and allied intelligence services discovered that the Russian military intelligence service, GRU, attempted to disguise itself as Chinese and North Korean hackers in “false-flag” operations to disrupt the Games.

The attacks started, according to security officials, in September last year, days before the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) threatened to ban Russian athletes from the Olympics and other major international sporting events.

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