Russian Hackers Are Linked To New Brexit Leak Website, Google Says
Wednesday May 25, 2022. 08:12 PM , from Slashdot
A new website that published leaked emails from several leading proponents of Britain's exit from the European Union is tied to Russian hackers, according to a Google cybersecurity official and the former head of UK foreign intelligence. From a report: The website - titled 'Very English Coop d'Etat' - says it has published private emails from former British spymaster Richard Dearlove, leading Brexit campaigner Gisela Stuart, pro-Brexit historian Robert Tombs, and other supporters of Britain's divorce from the EU, which was finalized in January 2020. The site contends that they are part of a group of hardline pro-Brexit figures secretly calling the shots in the United Kingdom. 'I am well aware of a Russian operation against a Proton account which contained emails to and from me,' said Dearlove, referring to the privacy-focused email service ProtonMail.
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