UK targeting of the Islamic State group
Date of report
  • April 2018
The United Kingdom’s Government Communications Headquarters director announced that, along with the UK Ministry of Defense, it had conducted a “major offensive cyber campaign” directed at the Islamic State, with the purpose of disrupting the group’s ability to recruit and coordinate. The UK campaign mirrors a previous one announced by the U.S. government in 2016.
Suspected victims
  • Islamic State Group
Suspected state sponsor
  • United Kingdom
Type of incident
  • Sabotage
Target category
  • Civil society
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown
Suspected state sponsor response