The international hacktivist group Anonymous called the UK's Integrity Initiative a "large-scale information secret service" created by London to "counteract Russian propaganda" and meddle in other states’ domestic affairs. On November 23, the hacktivist group released documents related to the project and said that the program was launched in 2015 and funded by the UK government.
Documents of the project leaked by the hackers showed, in particular, that the Integrity Initiative had received funding from the US State Department, NATO and Facebook. Anonymous claimed that the Integrity Initiative included covert structures capable of interfering in the domestic affairs of France, Germany, Italy, Greece, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Norway, Serbia, Spain, and Montenegro.
The documents, published by Anonymous, showed that the Integrity Initiative's costs for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2019, were estimated at £1.96 million pounds ($2.51 million).
International hacker group Anonymous went ahead with its efforts to counter what it calls Britain's interference with the domestic affairs of sovereign states. In a second dump of secret documents within two weeks, the hacktivists disclose more details on the ongoing UK-funded, anti-Russia information campaign spreading across Europe.
The Anonymous hacktivist group released documents related to the United Kingdom's Integrity Initiative project, saying that the program, launched in 2015, was funded by the UK government. The hacktivist group described the program as a 'large-scale information secret service' created by London to 'counteract Russian propaganda'.
ATHENS (Sputnik) - Greece's Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) has no relation to the UK Integrity Initiative hybrid warfare project, which is thought to be used by London to meddle in other states' affairs, ELIAMEP Director General Thanos Dokos told Sputnik on Monday.
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – European Parliament lawmaker Janice Atkinson told Sputnik on Monday that she was worried over projects like London's Integrity Initiative hybrid warfare program interfering in the domestic affairs of EU member states.
A leaked hybrid warfare plan of the British government, known as the “Integrity Initiative,” published by the hacker group Anonymous, has become a theme of discussion among scholars in Europe. Sputnik spoke to Professor David Miller of the University of Bristol on a plan allegedly adopted by London to counter “Russian propaganda.”
According to the hacker group that leaked the documents, the UK used the Integrity Initiative to meddle in the domestic affairs of other European states and to wage an information war against Russia.
Officials and media continue to digest the political, diplomatic and security implications of the recently leaked information about a UK-funded hybrid warfare program sprawling across Europe and North America and targeting Russia, the post-Soviet space and its own allies. Sputnik brings you up to speed on the Russian reaction so far.
LONDON (Sputnik) – The UK Integrity Initiative project planned to create a research network on the basis of the Institute for European Studies at the Free University of Brussels (VUB-IES) as part of its Russian Language Strategic Communication Programme aimed at countering the alleged Russian hybrid warfare, the Anonymous hacktivist group revealed.
LONDON (Sputnik) – The documents on the UK Integrity Initiative covert operation, published by the Anonymous hacker group, showed that Russian researcher Igor Sutyagin, who was accused of espionage and subsequently pardoned, is a member of the so-called UK Cluster of London's hybrid warfare program.
A hacker group claims to have obtained documents shedding light on the activities of a London-based NGO that officially has a noble mission: to "defend democracy against disinformation." Instead, the project, known as Integrity Initiative, was reportedly used by London to interfere in the domestic affairs of European countries.
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