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German expert sure that “Russian hackers” launched a cyber attack on the Defense Ministry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany

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Hacker attacks on the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany, committed last year, were the work of “Russian hackers,” said cybersecurity expert Benjamin Reid.




According to the expert, the attack was carried out by the APT28 group, which is closely connected with the Russian special services of the GRU and "either fully controlled by it or funded by the Russian government."

Given the group's goals, as well as such signs as “viruses with notes in Russian” from servers in Russia, it is safe to say that APT28 works “by order of Russian special services,” he said.

The choice of goals, the methods used, the long-term sustainability - all these are clear signs of cooperation with government agencies, state funding. It is still not clear which special service is behind APT28, but the participation of Russian structures is undoubtedly for us. We have been observing for several months already that APT28 has deliberately launched attacks on the ministries of foreign affairs and defense in the EU in order to gain access to secure systems,
quotes Reed InoTV.

In turn, foreign policy expert from the CDU parliamentary faction, Roderich Kizevetter, noted that “this attack shows how important cyber security is at present as part of national security.”

Our responsible agencies should be better prepared for threats. Germany has a chance to demand that such attacks be recognized as criminal internationally. The UN is a suitable forum. However, we also need to create a robust cyber defense, as well as the potential for retaliating cyber defenses, best of all within the framework of the overall EU strategy
concluded the deputy.
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  1. Vard
    Vard 2 March 2018 11: 11
    +7
    “Given the goals of the group, as well as signs such as“ viruses with notes in Russian ”from servers in Russia, we can confidently say that APT28 works“ by order of the Russian special services ”“ No, these are not ours ... our programmers are Russian already they forgot ... Only people completely incompetent in this matter could write such a thing ... It's like in a joke ... roofing felts budenovka, roofing felts dragging behind a parachute betrayed him a Russian saboteur ...
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 2 March 2018 11: 14
      +6
      Hacker attacks on the German Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs last year are the work of “Russian hackers”

      Oops, oops - soap and bast
      Oops, oops - and we will start over!

      Boring girls! If only for a change of Chinese, they dragged on, or something ...
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 2 March 2018 11: 21
        +4
        bouncyhunter Today, 11:14 Bored, girls! ... If only for a change of Chinese dragged, perhaps ...

        All plays are edited by one director.
        1. Vladimir16
          Vladimir16 2 March 2018 11: 30
          0
          Definitely Russians are to blame for everything. wink
          So what??? Who to complain now after yesterday's demonstration? Mattresses were blown away. laughing
          Yesterday, the Russian President said that all Russophobes can go to the garden. hi
          First we will throw you hats, and if you don’t calm down for us, Putin and Kuzhugetych will harness themselves. laughing
          1. _MaX_
            _MaX_ 2 March 2018 11: 51
            +1
            These are not just Russian hackers, take it higher. He saw
        2. x.andvlad
          x.andvlad 2 March 2018 11: 35
          +1
          Another "expert" fulfills the fee. For "experts" it is important to be in a trend.
          Time is money! As they say, when you see money - do not waste time. Strike the iron without leaving the cash desk! (film "Diamond Hand")
        3. Orionvit
          Orionvit 2 March 2018 20: 43
          +1
          Quote: aszzz888
          All plays are edited by one director.

          The crisis of the genre, but for the western man in the street, is working.
      2. The black
        The black 2 March 2018 11: 22
        +11
        JOKE:
        Two hackers meet, one asks: - What provider do you have? - FSB. - What is it like? - Yes, they have instructed so many bugs in our office, and now I’m connecting through them.
        laughing
        From the report on Russian hackers it follows that since the time of hacker attacks coincides with the time of a working day in Russia, they are definitely Russians. They also crap in our entrances at night, when all people sleep, and in America they work.
        Is Trump really? laughing
    2. The black
      The black 2 March 2018 11: 14
      +7
      Soon, without the knowledge of our hackers, this expert will not go to bed with his wife ... wassat... shorter than another screech from the series "We had evidence of Russia's involvement, but they were stolen by Russian hackers! What else do you need evidence?! .." wassat
    3. Dmitry Belovetsky
      Dmitry Belovetsky 2 March 2018 11: 14
      +5
      This is my neighbor's cat, which always shits on the Amer flag.
  2. vorobey
    vorobey 2 March 2018 11: 15
    +9
    I will say more ... Germans urgently need to contact their partners to impose sanctions against three Russian citizens who ... rudely hacked the German dream .. these three Russian hackers rudely and unceremoniously violated all the rules and deprived the German people of gold and faith ... Here are their names Voinov, Kaprizov and Gusev are all members of the UAR hacker group, and there is direct evidence of state support for this group and Putin personally, who personally congratulated this group on successful hacker attacks laughing laughing laughing
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 2 March 2018 11: 16
    +1
    APT28 group, which is closely connected with the Russian special services of the GRU andor completely controlled by her or funded by the Russian government "
    Was the group itself talking about the relationship with the GRU or was it reflected in the notes “in Russian”? But doesn’t it bother him twice or in his words?
  4. Prisoner
    Prisoner 2 March 2018 11: 24
    +2
    Yes, we ourselves now begin to think that Russian hackers rule the world. what
    1. Baloo
      Baloo 2 March 2018 11: 39
      +4
      Quote: Captive
      Yes, we ourselves now begin to think that Russian hackers rule the world. what

      No, it's simple. recourse I put the computer into sleep mode, but the cat can’t sleep at night, crawls in and starts playing with the buttons on the keyboard. belay Cheslovo, sorry sworn partners, I will lock the cat in the bathroom for the night. lol
  5. taiga2018
    taiga2018 2 March 2018 11: 37
    +4
    Germany is increasingly gaining insolence in its attacks on Russia, because we, unlike Israel, are embarrassed at the state level, at the very least, to poke their faces in their "glorious" Nazi past, to remind them of the atrocities of their fascist ancestors on our land on the contrary, we educate boys as "Kolya's boy", calling for reconciliation ...
  6. Tarasios
    Tarasios 2 March 2018 11: 47
    +3
    The current "world jurisprudence" amuses me in its own way: it is not based on facts, but on such ordered "certainties."
  7. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 2 March 2018 11: 52
    +2
    According to the expert, the attack was carried out by the APT28 group, which is closely connected with the Russian special services of the GRU and "either fully controlled by it or funded by the Russian government."

    Someone tell iksperd that the GRU has not existed since 2010. laughing
    There is the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
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  9. CAT BAIYUN
    CAT BAIYUN 2 March 2018 12: 03
    0
    expert is sure that “Russian hackers” launched a cyber attack on the Moscow region and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany

    Well, the right word - no one else! laughing
    Boring girls!
  10. koshmarik
    koshmarik 2 March 2018 12: 53
    +1
    It is still not clear which intelligence agency is exactly behind APT28, but the participation of Russian structures is undoubtedly for us

    What do you want? According to the Minsk agreements, keep quiet, keep American nuclear warheads in your possession, prepare your soldiers for participation in peacekeepers in the Donbass, introduce illegal sanctions against Russia, but not only a cyber attack, but a good one on the head.
  11. Slovak
    Slovak 2 March 2018 16: 52
    0
    If the “government hackers” are so smart, then why don't they have the intelligence not to leave notes in Russian? It’s ridiculous.
  12. Hiller
    Hiller 2 March 2018 20: 28
    0
    "Shaw? Again? .... not .. I am this ... maybe you want to eat?" from the cartoon "Once upon a time there was a dog"