: Kremlin behind cyber-attacks on German parliament - security firm

17:37 May. 13, 2016

Kremlin behind cyber-attacks on German parliament - security firm

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Germany's state agencies and infrastructure objects targeted by Russian hackers

Russian intelligence service is responsible for cyber-attacks on German state agencies, said Germany's Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, which is the country's domestic security company.

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According to its statement, some of the Russian special service operations have been going on for 7-11 years. The agency added Kremlin's intelligence had launched powerful cyber-attacks on the internal network of Germany's parliament.

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Russian special services target German state agencies, and important infrastructure objects, including those in the energy field. Hans-Georg Maaßen, Head of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, said the primary aim of Russia's actions is collecting information.

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Last May, hackers received access to 14 servers of German parliament's networking system following a series of cyber-attacks. Several German mass media reported the attacks were launched at the instructions of the Russian government.

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