The Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita reported the attempted hacking of computer networks of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Poland. The cyber attack was carried out in December last year.
Allegedly, some employees of the Polish Ministry of foreign Affairs email you received emails containing malware that allows to steal data from computers.
The company engaged in cyber security of state institutions said that the attackers tried to use a newly discovered vulnerability in the software.
In the Polish foreign Ministry said that the attempt of hacking was carried out from servers of the diplomatic corps of one of the countries in Latin America.
While the Polish representatives argue that the attempt of cyber attacks are hackers from the group APT28 or APT29 associated with the Main intelligence Directorate (GRU) of the Ministry of defense of Russia and the FSB.
Despite the fact that this hack attempt was averted, the sources claim that the sites of the Polish ministries and agencies protected poorly and the next time the hackers will be able to succeed.
The accusations against Russia of involvement in hacker attacks in different countries in recent months are heard regularly. Appropriate approvals, in particular, contained in the published January 6, declassified part of the report, prepared by the CIA, FBI and NSA.
The next day it became known that the German Federal office for the protection of the Constitution believes that the cyber attack on OSCE in December 2016, there is a trace of the “Russian hackers”. According to the head of office Hans-Georg Maassen’s, experts have evidence pointing to the involvement of the group ART 28 (another name is considered Fancy Bears).
After 10 days, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov called such allegations “bullshit and lies”. The Minister noted that many people want, “so soon forgotten” cases of cyber attacks from the national security Agency of the United States. Among them, he said breaking the internal video conferencing UN, listening to French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the EU leadership.