As detailed in the National Cyber Security Strategy, we know that there are several established and capable states and state-sponsored groups seeking to penetrate UK networks. The UK currently considers public attribution of cyber attacks on a case-by-case basis. In 2014, the FBI found that North Korea was responsible for the malicious cyber activity against Sony Pictures Entertainment. The former Foreign Secretary (Mr Hammond) publicly condemned this activity. We are aware of reports linking North Korea with cyber-enabled crime.
To meet the challenges of cyber threats, on 1 November 2016 the Government launched the National Cyber Security Strategy. Supported by £1.9 billion of transformational investment, the strategy sets out ambitious policies and capabilities to protect the UK in cyber space.