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Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster
German government confirms hackers.
It has recently been reported that the German government discovered a serious breach on their network in December 2017. This has now been confirmed by a spokesman for the ministry who confirmed that, government information technology and networks, had been affected by an intrusion.
It is thought that the culprits behind the attack is Fancy Bear hacking group which has been active for at least a decade. The group has also been associated with the Democratic National Committee hack ahead of the 2017 US Presidential elections and even attacks on the sports doping authorities.
Ahead of the national elections in September 2017 Germany’s Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution took the unusual step of issuing a public warning about hacking. However, this attack is thought to have seen data exfiltrated for up to a year before its discovery. It is understood that the incident is being treated as a high priority and with substantial resources.
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