Germany asks EU to impose sanctions against Russian hackers

By | May 28, 2020
Germany asks EU to impose sanctions against Russian hackers

In Germany believe that the citizen of Russia Dmitry badin was the hacker group that attacked the German Bundestag.

Germany will urge European institutions to impose sanctions on Russians who are responsible for cyber attacks on the Bundestag. This was announced by the representative of the German Foreign Ministry after a call to Russian Ambassador Sergey Nechayev in the Ministry

“The Russian Ambassador with the indication issued by the Prosecutor General on 5 may 2020 a warrant against a Russian citizen Dmitry Badin it was reported that the German government will be in Brussels for the involvement of the European mode cybermancy against those responsible for the attack on the German Bundestag. Including in respect of Mr. Badin,” – said the representative of the Ministry of Germany.

Cyber sale of the EU also implies a ban on entry into EU countries and freezing of assets.

In Germany’s claim, there is evidence of Badin work for the Russian GRU.

German law enforcement authorities believe that Russian was part of the hacker group that attacked the Bundestag. We are talking about the hacker attack in April – May 2015.

The representative of the German Foreign minister also warned that Berlin can apply restrictive measures against representatives of the Russian Federation in connection with cyber attacks on the Bundestag. She added that this is the case the German government is considering in the context of murder in the Tiergarten (a district in Berlin), which had previously expelled two employees of the Russian Embassy in Germany.

“The government considers this case, in particular, considering the ongoing investigation of the so-called case of murder in the Tiergarten, and reserves the right to take further action,” said the German official.

Earlier Thursday, Russian Ambassador to Germany Sergei Nechayev was summoned to the German foreign office, which reported that cyber attacks on the Bundestag suspect the Russians.

In early may it became known that the Prosecutor General’s office of Germany has issued a warrant for the arrest of Badin. According to the newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung, German investigators were able to identify two Russian cyber criminals were involved, according to their version, the attack on the Bundestag, but the evidence was only enough for one of them – Badin. The Prosecutor’s office stated that he is a member of the hacker group Fancy Bear, which allegedly “refers to the GRU.”

In Berlin in the summer of 2019 was killed Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, a member of the armed conflict in Chechnya. He was shot in the city center, in the Tiergarten district. On suspicion in the murder have detained the citizen of Russia. The German authorities argue that the requested Moscow to help in the investigation, but she did not provide information. Because of this, Germany declared persona non grata two employees of the Russian Embassy in Germany. In response, Russia announced the expulsion of two employees of the Embassy of Germany in Moscow.

Recall that the hacker in the result of a cyber attack on the computer of German Chancellor Angela Merkel gained access to two of her email addresses.

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