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UK begins to formalise its legal approach to cyber war

Amid aggressive hacking from the Kremlin, the UK is seeking to establish what international law has to say about the issue.

International law wasn't developed with cyber space in mind, but the UK is setting out its legal approach amid tensions with Russia.

Just as physically damaging attacks would be breaches of international law, so are cyber attacks which go beyond espionage according to the Attorney General, Jeremy Wright QC.

Speaking to the Chatham House think tank, Mr Wright, who is a government minister and an MP for Kenilworth and Southam, emphasised that international law must keep pace with technological change to remain relevant.

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