: Russian FSB behind cyberattacks on MH17 investigators in 2015 - German Intelligence

11:02 Jun. 15, 2016

Russian FSB behind cyberattacks on MH17 investigators in 2015 - German Intelligence

Dutch Safety Board Issue Their Findings On The MH17 Air Disaster (GettyImages Photo)

Russian hackers allegedly tried to obtain Dutch report on MH17

Russian secret services were behind the cyberattack on the servers of the Dutch Safety Board in late 2015. Hackers, supervised by the FSB, likely attempted to obtain the Dutch report, which named the Russian BUK anti-air system as the weapon behind the airplane crash.

Read also: New footage shows BUK which may have downed MH17

This is according to the German Intelligence. Berlin calls the cyberattacks on the investigators an example of the espionage operations, conducted by Moscow. The German report doesn't indicate, however, if the hackers were successful in their attempt.

The Dutch safety board, responsible for the MH17 investigation, also doesn't comment on Russia's alleged involvement in the attacks, according to the Dutch newspaper The Telegraaf.

Read also: Australian firm wants compensation from Putin for MH17 - media

The cyberattacks on the MH17 investigators took place in September-October 2015. A hacker group called Pawn Storm was reportedly responsible for the attacks.

This group was also suspected of attempting to hack governmental servers of the NATO members and numerous Asian States. Bloomberg reported, the Pawn Storm could be a division of the Russian FSB security service.

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