The sanctions prompted to enter the German government against the hackers who attacked in 2015, the Bundestag. If the decision is taken, it will be the first use of the “cybermancy”, approved by the EU a couple of years ago. Earlier, German media reported that the Prosecutor-General’s office announced an international search for the Russian suspected hacker attack.
Germany appealed to the EU countries urging them to enter cybersale against involved in the hacker attack on the Bundestag. It is reported portal Novosti with reference to the answer of the German government to a parliamentary question the Left party.
Officially, the decision has not been made yet, but if you will agree, this is the first case in the history of the use of “cybermancy”.
Recall that in late spring, German media reported that the state office of public Prosecutor of Germany declared in the international search Russian citizen – 29-summer Dmitry Badin – he is suspected of involvement in the cyber attack on the network of the German Parliament five years ago.
Russian Ambassador in Berlin, Sergei Nechaev was even summoned to the foreign Ministry of Germany from-for “Affairs Badin”. The state Secretary of the foreign Ministry Miguel Berger on behalf of the Federal government condemned this “hacker attack”.
“the Russian Ambassador was informed that the Federal government in Brussels uses the mode cybermancy the EU against those responsible for the attack on the German Bundestag, including Mr. Badin”, — added the foreign Ministry.
Thus a press-the Secretary of President Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin did not know about this situation and don’t know why Germany has stated about the alleged links Badin with the Main intelligence Directorate (GRU).
Cyber attack on the network of the Bundestag occurred in mid-spring 2015. Deputies received the same emails supposedly from the UN. These phishing emails contained malicious links. In order to stop hackers, the German service IT security we had to completely disable all electronic systems of the Bundestag.
Has been stolen at least 16 gigabytes of data, including correspondence parliamentarians. The hackers also copied two mailboxes, with the correspondence of the parliamentary office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel from 2012 to 2015.
According to Süddeutsche Zeitung, the search Badin have been going on for two years, but so far this was done only by the American intelligence agencies. The USA helped Germany during the investigation into the attack on Bundestag, the newspaper notes, as this incident is of particular importance for Washington.
In the US it is widely believed that the cyber attack on German Parliament was the beginning of a prescribed Russia’s “hybrid war” against Western democracies.
As emphasized by the columnist of the Süddeutsche Zeitung Florian Fleyd, in the United States for a long time was confident that five years ago, Moscow wanted to remove Merkel way “influence on choicery”.
Russia and its involvement in the hacking attack on the Bundestag denies. As reported yesterday by the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, the authorities have nothing to do with cyber attack on German government agencies.
“We have already stated and I repeat again, we strongly reject nominated by Germany against Russia unsubstantiated allegations of the involvement of Russian state structures to the hacker attack on the German Bundestag in 2015,” she said.
In the middle of last month, an FBI spokesman said the attempts of breaking of systems of the organizations involved in research COVID-19. According to the Deputy assistant Director of the Federal Bureau of investigation, the U.S. Tony Ugoretz, biomedical data have long been “a priority for cyber-espionage”, and the current organization working to find a cure and vaccine for coronavirus, became “the main target”.
For his part, the assistant attorney General for national security of the United States John Demers stated that “it would be foolish” not to believe that China will try to steal any data that details the development of a vaccine.
The cyber attacks on Russia in 2019 and 2020 from abroad were most often committed from the territory of Germany. About it told the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
She also said that because of this, the national center for computer incidents, Russia sent the German side about 75 of the messages.
“And only in 7 cases the Russian side was received”, — summed up the representative of the foreign Ministry.