Millions targeted in suspected Russian cyber-attack


While representatives of the UK and the USA were united in strongly condemning the attacks, the Russian government has denied involvement.

The alert is not related to the suspected chemical weapons attack in a town in Syria that prompted a US-led military strike over the weekend targeting facilities of the Russian-backed Syrian government, Joyce said.

Russian Federation also insists it is committed to let the UN-backed watchdog do its work in Syria, promising "not to interfere".

Syria agreed to give up its chemical weapons arsenal in 2013 and submit to OPCW inspections to avert United States retaliation after a suspected nerve gas attack in Douma killed hundreds of people.

Last week, at the NCSC's CyberUK conference in Manchester, GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming said GCHQ has monitored and countered the growing cyber threat the Russian Federation poses to the United Kingdom and its allies for more than two decades.

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Putin said the United States actions in Syria made the humanitarian catastrophe worse and caused pain for civilians. The joint operation came one week after a suspected chemical attack outside Damascus left more than 40 people dead.

It comes as British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to face MPs over her decision to launch air strikes against Syria as Labour questioned the legality of the bombing raid.

Moscow condemned the Western states for refusing to wait for the findings of the OCPW before launching the strikes.

On Sunday, the USA ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said that the White House is planning to introduce a fresh round of sanctions against Moscow later on Monday.

Russian officials at the OPCW said later that arrangements were being made for inspectors to visit Douma on Wednesday.

"But it was the world saying that we have had enough of the use of chemical weapons, the erosion of that taboo that has been in place for 100 years has gone too far under Bashar Assad", he said. The Russian government will continue to strive for economic stability, according to Peskov.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said the military strikes violated the UN Charter and that if they continue, "it will inevitably entail chaos in global relations".

Douma was the last rebel holdout in the eastern Ghouta enclave, the target of a government offensive in February and March that left hundreds dead and tens of thousands homeless.

They said Syrian air defences intercepted most of the missiles but the Pentagon claims no missiles were engaged.

"Much of this advice is around following good basic practices around network configuration and patching", he said, adding that because the Russian cyber attack capability is a global problem, the advice issued by the United Kingdom and U.S. is also relevant to other countries.

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