Spiegel: hackers from Russia suspect in the attack on German politicians
Email several German deputies, and also of the Bundeswehr and several embassies of Germany have been subjected to hacker attacks, according to the magazine Spiegel. According to the German Federal office for the protection of Constitution and fighting terrorism (BVT), to the attacks involved Russian hackers from the group “Snake”, also known as “Turla”.
In BTV said that he had suffered from cyber-attacks “predominantly public and political sectors” of the country. The latest attack was carried out on 14 November, according to the Department. It is not yet known, did the hackers to steal any data and to what extent.
As Spiegel puts it, hackers from the “Snake” has already attacked the German officials in the past. In particular, in March 2018, they stole the information of employees of the German foreign Ministry, the newspaper writes. The paper relates to this group of hackers from Russian special services.
As reported, the German intelligence knew nothing about the upcoming March cyber attack. In June BVT has also accused Russia of cyber attacks on energy companies of the country. In August it became known about the plans of the German defense Ministry and the interior Ministry to create an Agency to strengthen cyber security of the country.