Germany Accuses Russia of Cyberattacks Amid Heightened Tensions

May 8, 2024
Germany Accuses Russia of Cyberattacks Amid Heightened Tensions
  • German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock condemns Russia for extensive cyber attacks targeting Germany, including interference with Ukrainian grain exports.

  • The German government withdraws its ambassador in response to Russian military agents hacking the Social Democrats’ party and German defense and aerospace companies.

  • The hacking campaign, which started in March 2022, has raised alarms over potential Russian meddling in the upcoming 2024 European elections.

  • Germany confirms it will not attend the inauguration of Russian President Vladimir Putin amidst the ongoing cyber tension and the Ukraine conflict.

  • The FBI dismantled a botnet, APT28 or Fancy Bear, used by Russian hackers in the cyber attacks that lasted for several months.

  • The cyber attacks have amplified existing tensions between Russia and Western nations, who are supporting Ukraine in the conflict; the Czech Republic also responds to the cyber threat by summoning Russia’s ambassador.

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