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Britain issues a warning about a hacking outfit headquartered in Russia

According to the UK's intelligence service, a Russian-based hacking outfit is behind an ongoing information-gathering effort targeting governments, media, and politicians.

According to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the Cold River gang manipulates people by using false email accounts and social media identities.

According to the NCSC, they encourage people to click on malicious links and input login credentials. The NCSC did not ascribe the digital attacks to the Russian government.

"We don't know anything about that," Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said when asked to comment. According to Reuters, Cold River, also known as "Callisto" and "Seaborgium," disclosed private communications from former British intelligence officer Richard Dearlove in May.

According to the news agency, Cold River has expanded its operation against Kyiv's supporters since Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Moscow has long denied conducting hacking attacks.

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