Iranian hackers hit by Russian cyber-thieves

So GCHQ “would not describe the Russian hack attacks as a “false flag” since it was not an attempt to deliberately frame someone else” but for all practical purposes it did. The distinction between misdirection, false attribution and false flag is his view of intent vs. (known) outcome. Thus intent cannot ruled out as a matter of baseline analysis. Any false flag can then masquerade as misdirection and there is overlap and some call has o be made. Albeit they “would not describe” it …

Russian hackers used access to a rival group in Iran to hide attacks, say intelligence agencies.

Source: Iranian hackers hit by Russian cyber-thieves

Author: Sam Sarmad