UK launched offensive cyber-campaign on ISIL in 2017

United Kingdom launched a major offensive cyber-campaign on Islamic State in 2017, the director of UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) revealed. This is the first instance in which UK has systematically degraded online efforts of an adversary in a military campaign. The operation hindered the ISIL’s ability to coordinate attacks and use their communication channels to spread propaganda. Aside from disrupting ISIL’s online activities, the operation even destroyed equipment and networks.