Hunt said "Russia's intelligence services are targeting the critical national infrastructure of many countries in order to look for vulnerabilities." "This global campaign also seeks to compromise central government networks," the British official added. "We have regularly provided technical knowledge to help our partners to counter the threat."
While on the topic, Hunt has urged nations to band together and create a deterrent for state-sponsored hackers to attack other countries. The UK and its intelligence partners have been slowly moving to a name-and-shame approach when dealing with cyber-attacks.
To help this new strategy, last week, the EU passed new rules that would make it possible for EU member states to impose economic sanctions against foreign hackers attacking the EU bloc. Full article at ZDNet.