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Britain: Russia plotted to sabotage Tokyo Olympics

Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 20, 2020
Britain has accused Russia of a 'cynical and reckless' plot to sabotage the Tokyo Olympics.
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Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Monday claimed Unit 74455 of Russia's military intelligence agency GRU had launched a swathe of cyber attacks against the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games before the events were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Topics: Russia

The Russians targeted organisers, logistics services and sponsors and most likely wanted to disrupt the games as they were happening in the Japanese capital and cause chaos for officials, spectators and athletes, British officials said.


 

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