Google: ‘Russian hacker behind Brexit leak’

This is a new website called ‘Very English Coop d’Etat’, which contains emails from former British intelligence chief Richard Dearlove, and several others campaigning for Brexit, writes ReutersThe UK referendum on whether to leave the European Union took place in 2016.

According to the site, these Brexiteers secretly control the UK. Dearlove, for example, is said to have worked to remove former British Prime Minister Theresa May from office. May does not support a hard Brexit, while her successor Boris Johnson does.

Apart from that, there is very little information on the site, other than a lot of emails from Protonmail accounts.

‘Remove ties with Russia’

It was not clear if the email was genuine, but Dearlove said he was “aware” of “action against a Proton account containing emails to and from me”. ProtonMail has a reputation for being a secure and privacy-loving email service.

The head of Google’s cybersecurity group, Shane Huntley, said the group behind the Coop d’Etat website had clear links to Cold River, the Russian hacker group. ‘Technical evidence’ will be found. Whether Google’s claims are true has not been verified.

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