Russia is going after the UK with a mix of cyber attacks, fake news and cyber espionage, mirroring action it took against the US that was said to influence the election.
The Telegraph reports that senior figures in the UK government have expressed concerns about this, and have reportedly uncovered evidence of the dissemination of false news reports, cyber espionage and information and cyber attacking coming from Russia.
It adds that this came to a head two months ago during cabinet meetings, after reports first arose in the Times of the incidents.
"There was an agreement on the need to do more across Whitehall to understand and assess and formulate options on how to respond to Russian activities," said a person with knowledge of the meetings and a contact at the Times newsdesk.
The Telegraph reported that Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach said: "We ... need to pay more attention to counterespionage and counterintelligence to protect our hard-won research, protect our industry and protect our competitive advantage."
Such action would not be hugely surprising as Russia is already suspected of having played a key role in the election of Donald Trump in the US by hacking in the Democratic Party emails and releasing them via Wikileaks.
Outgoing president Obama has already ordered a review into the situation, although president-elect Donald Trump has said such a review is not necessary and that Russia had no involvement in the hacks that took place, despite US secret service agencies saying otherwise.
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