Germany has accused Russian hacker in email hacking Merkel

Германия обвинила российских хакеров во взломе электронной почты Меркель

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German investigators believe that the email hacking of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in 2015 were Russian hackers. It is reported by Spiegel.

According to the publication in the hands of the military service of Russia got her letter from the parliamentary Bureau in 2012. It is reported that the attack on the network occurred during the celebration in the Bundestag 70 anniversary of the end of world war II. Then among the guests were diplomats from many countries, including Russia.

Investigators, as Spiegel writes, I think that one of the Russians the day before the event tried to hack the official account of the Parliament, but he failed. However, in celebration of the anniversary he was always in the Bundestag and was able to realize its goal.

The publication reports that after the attack the computer system was paralyzed for several days. The volume of stolen data amounted to 16 GB, however, it is unknown what information you pulled from correspondence a user named “Scaramouche”.

5 may it was reported that Federal prosecutors in Germany issued a warrant for the arrest of the Russian citizen, who is suspected of hacking attack on the Bundestag in the interest of the intelligence services of Russia. According to the publication, investigators gathered evidence for the 29-year-old Dmitry Badin. According to them, in April of 2015 he joined the hacker group Fancy Bear, which allegedly belongs to the GRU, hacked into the computer networks of the German Parliament.

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