Russia-aligned hackers running anti-Nato fake news campaign – report

Hackers “aligned with Russian security interests” have been engaged in a sustained campaign to compromise news websites in Poland and Lithuania to plant false stories aimed at discrediting Nato, according to a new report. Part of the campaign – labelled “Ghostwriter” – involved gaining access to news sites publishing systems, deleting stories and replacing them with false news that sought to delegitimise the transatlantic alliance. In one example, a Lithuanian news site was compromised last September and a false article was inserted into its archive wrongly claiming that German soldiers…

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