Merkel admitted the answer of Berlin to a hacker attack from Russia

KIEV. May 14. UNN. The official Berlin is “serious evidence” of the involvement of Russian hackers for cyber attacks on the Bundestag in 2015. About that German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday, may 13, answering questions of deputies of the Bundestag, reports UNN with reference to DW.

Germany reserves the right to take “measures, including Russia”, in response to such “outrageous” actions, said Merkel.

According to the Chancellor, the Russian side applies the strategy of “hybrid war”, which is part of “disorientation” and “misrepresentation”. It is necessary to “take into account”, added Merkel. According to her, she will continue to try to maintain good relations with Russia, therefore, considers it necessary to continue diplomatic efforts.

However, continued the Chancellor, such incidents impede cooperation. In this regard, she recalled the measures taken by the German side after the resonant murder of the former Chechen warlord Zelimkhan Khangoshvili in the German capital. Then, Berlin has criticized Moscow for lack of cooperation in the investigation amid widespread evidence that the murder was committed by order of the Russian or Chechen authorities, and later Germany has expelled two Russian diplomats.

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In the result of a cyber attack on the internal network of the German Bundestag in 2015, was kidnapped a few gigabytes of data, including a large number of emails with the Deputy of the office of the Chancellor. The computer system of the Bundestag had to unplug for a few days for security purposes. Experts of the Federal office for criminal matters (BKA) and Federal office for security in information technology (BSI) partially reconstructed the events of five years ago and came to the conclusion that the kidnapping of correspondence may be involved in hackers, related to the Main Directorate of the General staff of the Russian armed forces (former GRU).

In early may it became known that Federal prosecutors in Germany issued a warrant for the arrest of the Russian hacker Dmitry Badin, which the German law enforcement authorities suspect in the attack on the Bundestag. It is also wanted by the Federal Bureau of investigation United States as members of the group Fancy Bear, a suspect of meddling in the presidential election.

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