Hackers several years to read the correspondence of European diplomats about the US, Russia and China
Moscow. 19 Dec. INTERFAX.RU — Unidentified hackers for several years had access to the diplomatic correspondence in the EU and have downloaded thousands of emails, reports the New York Times, citing data from Area 1 dealing with issues of cybersecurity.
The company has shared with the newspaper with information from 1.1 million of letters of EU diplomats.
According to the newspaper, the hackers gained access to the correspondence via a European communications network COREU. Among the correspondence was foreign policy, taxes and trade, terrorism, migration, description of the various meetings.
Among the compromised data were weekly reports from the EU delegations in Russia, Kosovo, Serbia, Albania, China, USA and Ukraine, the newspaper writes.
In one of the internal correspondences, according to the newspaper, European diplomats called last summer in Helsinki a meeting of the presidents of Russia and the USA “successful — at least for Putin.”
Another letter describes a meeting of European officials with the Chinese President XI Jinping, during which the Chinese President said about the behavior of trump in relation to Beijing as “harassment”, which the country will not give in.
In another letter describes the opinion of the Ukrainian policy, who believes that the Crimea became the “hot zone”, which may be placed a nuclear warhead”. The newspaper noted that the American side has not found evidence of nuclear warheads in Crimea.
Also in the correspondence meet requests authorization for the financing of exports to Iran and documents which describe the details of the activities of the EU in 2018 to support economic mechanisms with Iran.
In addition, among the documents there is the question of whether or not to allow the head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin visit to Austria to participate in the international meeting on “peaceful uses of outer space”, despite the sanctions imposed on it in the EU.