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GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTRY ATTACKED BY HACKERS

It is reported that six documents about Brexit negotiations and records of EU talks with Ukraine and Belarus are stolen during the hack of German Foreign Ministry. In another attack, passengers’ data was stolen. German weekly magazine Der Spiegel wrote that at least six documents of negotiations for Britain’s withdrawal from the EU are stolen. It is reported that another cyber-attack targeted the Federal Academy of Public Administration. The data of „Passenger Name Record System“ is stolen and the system is being shut down to stop the further leak.

According to German news agency DPA, hackers reportedly targeted the government’s information network between Berlin and Bonn (IVBB). German security forces believe the cyber-attack has been carried out using malicious software known as Snake or Turla, which has been linked to a Russian government agency. Federal Intelligence and Military Counter-intelligence Service are investigating the cyber-attacks.

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