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U.S. And The U.K. Accuse Russia For Last Year's Cyber attack Against Georgia

Some websites, such as that of TV channel Pirveli, were replaced with an image of former President Mikheil Saakashvili in the hack

BBC: UK says Russia's GRU behind massive Georgia cyber-attack

A huge cyber-attack which knocked out more than 2,000 websites in the country of Georgia last year was carried out by Russia, according to Georgia, the UK and the US.

The UK government says that the GRU (Russian military intelligence) was behind the "attempt to undermine Georgia's sovereignty".

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab described it as "totally unacceptable".

Russia's Foreign Ministry denied any involvement, the RIA news agency said.

The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) found that the GRU was "almost certainly" behind the attacks, which affected pages including Georgia's presidential website and the country's national TV broadcaster. It said the attack was the first significant example of GRU cyber-attacks since 2017.

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Update #1: Georgia blames Russia for cyberattack, US, UK agree (AP)
Update #2: US and UK accuse Russia of major cyber attack on Georgia (CNN)

WNU Editor: Moscow is denying these accusations.

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