The Online Cold War: foreign hackers and trolls undeterred by virus crisis

By and

Reading articles is for subscribers only. Subscribe now.

He is a member of the French intelligence services and a veteran of several wars and terrorist attacks. And given that the coronavirus crisis is now impinging on his domain, he is not letting his guard drop. “We should all be pulling in the same direction to hold back this epidemic,” he said. “But instead some are putting sticks in the wheels of everyone else to further their own petty interests. Put like that, it's tantamount to treason!”