UK hit Islamic State with ‘major offensive cyber-campaign’

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The UK surveillance agency, GCHQ, has revealed that it launched cyberattacks on Islamic State. Speaking at the Cyber UK conference, GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming said that it had launched a “major offensive cyber-campaign” against the group. He said that the attacks helped to stem the output of message from Islamic State (or Daesh) online. While Flemming said that a lot of the operation was “too sensitive to talk about”, he was confident that it had been effective in disrupting the group’s dissemination of messages. Flemming was speaking in Manchester, UK and this was his first public speech since taking up…

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