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Russia and neighbours are source of most ransomware, says UK cyber chief

Lindy Cameron, head of National Cyber Security Centre, says extortion is most serious online threat to UK

Cybercriminals from Russia and neighbouring states are behind the majority of online extortion conducted against businesses and other organisations in Britain, according to the chief of the UK’s cybersecurity agency.

Lindy Cameron, the chief executive of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), said ransomware “presents the most immediate danger” of all cyber threats faced by the UK, in a speech to the Chatham House thinktank.