Russian hacker group breached German ministries, took data

Germany's federal cyber protection agency had no immediate comment on the reports


Reuters February 28, 2018
DESIGN: ESSA MALIK

BERLIN: The Russian hacking group known as APT 28 has attacked Germany's foreign and defence ministries and acquired data from them, German media reported on Wednesday.

Western governments and security experts have linked the hacking group known as APT28 or Fancy Bear to a Russian spy agency, and have blamed it for operations including an attack on the Democratic National Committee ahead of the 2016 US elections and the German lower house of parliament in 2015.

Uber says hackers behind 2016 data breach were in Canada, Florida

German media cited security sources as saying that security authorities discovered the attacks in December.

Officials at the ministries and Germany's federal cyber protection agency had no immediate comment on the reports.

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