The United States and the United Kingdom are collaborating to “impose repercussions” on their common foes who engage in hostile cyber-activity. They stated that the united effort will combat “changing threats with a broad range of capabilities.” Although the mutual opponents were not named, the announcement comes amid growing concern about ransomware originating in Russia. The concept was discussed last week in the United States during an annual gathering of intelligence leaders.
US Cyber Command chief Gen. Paul Nakasone, GCHQ director Sir Jeremy Fleming, and Gen. Sir Patrick Sanders “reaffirmed” their resolve to disrupt and prevent current and emerging cyber-threats, according to a press release.
Proportionate and appropriate operations within the law will be carried out by both countries, they said.