The U.K. reveals its first ever major cyber attack was conducted against ISIL last year

(Bloomberg) — Britain carried out its first major cyber attack in 2017, disrupting ISIL’s communications and propaganda infrastructure for much of the year, one of Britain’s intelligence chiefs has revealed.

Jeremy Fleming, the director of GCHQ, which is better known for its communications interception work, said his agency had worked with the Ministry of Defence to make “a significant contribution to coalition efforts” against the al-Qaeda splinter group. He said that as well as...

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