Moscow and not Berlin received an official request for the special services to investigate information about possible Russian cyber threat to Germany, said Thursday the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
Earlier, the head of the Social democratic party (SPD), the second largest faction in the Bundestag, Thomas Oppermann said he believes the overseas propaganda and hacker attacks one of the main threats ahead of the Federal election campaign in Germany. Lately in Germany are increasingly talking about such threats coming from Russia.
Also in early January the Federal office for the protection of the Constitution (BfV) has confirmed that in December 2016 in Germany was attacked the server of the OSCE. According to the head of Department of Hans-Georg Maasen, there are indications that the attack was allegedly made from Russia.
“Some Western countries continue to make efforts to create from Russia the image of the country of cyberaggression that threatens the world’s cyberspace. The same way, unfortunately, is Germany. Apparently, it was chosen as an example of the senior partners. In particular, the German security officials have accused Russia in the attack on the servers of the OSCE. Needless to say that this time a formal request through the competent agencies authorized to investigate such incidents, we again received. All in the information space” — said Zakharov on the briefing.
“There can be only one conclusion: no evidence and facts from our partners as there was not” — she added.
Previously, some of the 17 intelligence agencies within the US intelligence community, said that Russian hackers allegedly attacked during the election campaign the resources of political organizations in the country to help Trump win. However, such conclusions did not agree, FBI Director James Comey.
US President Barack Obama on December 16 reported that the investigation will be completed in the coming weeks, before the end of his term on January 20. However, the head of state noted that part of the evidence in the case will not be published for reasons of secrecy.
Team trump has called the attempt to link hackers with his victory in the elections “an attempt to delegitimize” the results of the elections.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking about the accusations of hacking, claimed in the published data there is nothing in the interests of Russia, and hysteria-mongering to distract from their content. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov called allegations against Moscow “completely unfounded”, according to him, such statements based on nothing.