EU to impose sanctions on Russia hackers for cyber attack on German Bundestag – journalist

By | October 7, 2020
EU to impose sanctions on Russia hackers for cyber attack on German Bundestag – journalist

The investigation believes the Russian military intelligence is behind the hacker attack, but no evidence of such connections has been provided.

European Union ambassadors have decided to impose sanctions against people and organizations suspected of involvement in hacker attacks on the German parliament. This was announced on Wednesday, October 7, by Brussels correspondent of Radio Liberty Rikard Jozviak.
According to him, the decision will be officially executed on October 22.

Recall that a hacker under the name Scaramouche on May 8, 2015, as a result of a cyberattack on the computer of German Chancellor Angela Merkel got access to her two e-mail addresses.

The investigation believes that Russian military intelligence is behind the hacker attack. At that, on May 5 the Office of the general public prosecutor of Germany announced Dmitry Badin, a Russian citizen, was put on an international wanted list accusing him of involvement in a cyberattack on the Bundestag network.

The Russian side repeatedly rejected suspicions of involvement in hacker attacks. None of the German security agencies has ever provided evidence to support the media’s version of the cybercriminal’s ties to Moscow.