Hybrid War: Germany accused Russian of cyber attack on Bundestag

Thursday, 28 May, 2020 - 21:25

The Russian ambassador to Germany was summoned to the German Foreign Ministry "for conversation."  The reason was the hacker attack on the Bundestag, which occurred back in 2015.  Merkel has already managed to accuse Russia of a "hybrid war."

In Germany, the Russian was accused of a cyber attack on the Bundestag, which occurred back in 2015.  Russian ambassador Sergei Nechaev was summoned to the German Foreign Ministry to talk about "Russian hackers."

Earlier, the German Prosecutor General’s Office put on the wanted list Dmitry Badin.  German authorities said it was a hacker who launched a cyber attack on the official structures of Germany.  At that time, at least 16 GB of data was downloaded, including letters from members of parliament.  And hackers could even connect to Angela Merkel's computer, having obtained information about her personal life and work.  In Germany, Badina is associated with the GRU.

Back in mid-May 2020, Chancellor Angela Merkel stated that there was evidence of Russian hacker involvement in a cyber attack.  She called it part of the "hybrid war" waged by Russia. Germans allegedly have evidence that the suspected hacker worked for the Russian GRU.

Now Germany threatens Russia  with new sanctions.  The German Foreign Ministry said that they could be introduced because of the cyber attack and the murder in Tiergarten, because of which two Russian diplomats had already been deported.