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UK unveils National Cyber Force of hackers to target foes digitally

New unit aims to disrupt online activities of hostile states, terror groups and paedophiles

Britain has unveiled its new National Cyber Force, a unit of offensive hackers that can target hostile states such as China and Russia, terror groups and even paedophiles by disrupting their online communications.

The NCF, controlled by the spy agency GCHQ and the Ministry of Defence (MoD), has been secretly up and running since April with several hundred hackers based in Cheltenham and other military sites around the country.

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