At the government hour in the Bundestag, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel stated that he believes the attack is allegedly linked to the Russian intelligence services hackers part of the military strategy of Russia. On 13 may the correspondent of RTVI.

“Russia has a strategy that we must consider, and cannot simply be ignored. This strategy of hybrid war. These include cyber attacks, desorientada, distortion of the facts. All of this — not by-products of their work, as part of an overall strategy used by Russia”, — said Merkel. At the same time, the Chancellor said that he tries to keep good relations and considers the right to maintain such a diplomatic course.

According to Merkel, hackers interfere with the trust between Germany and Russia. “In the current situation we must first try to find a suspect, wanted. However, we reserve the right to introduce new measures that will explain to Russia our position,” — said the Chancellor in response to the question about possible retaliatory steps.

In early may in Germany, issued a warrant for the arrest of Russian Dmitry Badin — according to German prosecutors, he was involved in cyber attacks on the Bundestag in 2015. Speech, as explained by the prosecution, is about the hacker group Fancy Bear (also known as АРТ28), which is associated with the Russian special services, in particular, with the GRU. Badin, according to the investigation, entered it and was directly involved in the attack.

a few days later the Spiegel magazine said that the victim of hackers has become Merkel herself — they managed to access the emails her office from 2012 to 2015. For hacking hackers have used e-mail with a malicious program, and to cover the used domain if letters came from the United Nations.

Badin is also wanted in the United States: the suspect in the cyber attack on World anti-doping Agency and try to manipulate the results of the presidential elections in 2016 — then he supposedly was involved in the hacking of computers of the headquarters of the Democratic party and laid out in open access correspondence presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.