Russia rejects allegations of involvement in hacking case | policy

"Monstrous," has called the Chancellor what investigators have found about the hacker attack on the German Bundestag 2015. A Russian secret service should be

Russia rejects allegations of involvement in hacking case | policy

"Monstrous," has called the Chancellor what investigators have found about the hacker attack on the German Bundestag 2015. A Russian secret service should be responsible for it. Now the Russian Embassy responds to the allegations.

Berlin (dpa) - The Russian Embassy in Berlin has rejected the allegations, after which the Russian secret service for the largest hacker attack on the Parliament is five years.

This is a "trite story," - said in a statement, the Embassy, which is the dpa. It accused the German side, to refuse any cooperation in the investigation of the Case: "As the Russian side agreed to discuss the issues that plague our German Partner, about the competent services and to examine possible clues was the theme for Berlin, uninteresting."

The largest Cyber-attack against the Bundestag was in may of 2015, became known. Computer in many members ' offices had been infected with espionage software, including computers in the Bundestag office of Merkel. The attack led to the IT System of the Parliament General, had to be overhauled.

According to Reports from several media, the attorney General makes the Russian military intelligence service GRU responsible. The Karlsruhe prosecuting authority has obtained a international arrest warrant against a young Russian Hacker - after a year-long investigation by the Federal criminal police office. It is a secret accused of service agent activities and the spying of data. The man will be presumed in Russia.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel had spoken two weeks ago in the Bundestag of "hard Evidence" for Russian participation, and of a "monstrous" task. "I take these things very seriously, because I believe that since very properly been researched," said the CDU politician.

The message to evaluate the allegations as a distraction. "Against the Background of the Corona-crisis and the pandemic caused internal political and economic difficulties, someone thought it would be appropriate to reveal another "proof" of the Russian threat," the statement said. To prefers "to our Regret, one of the numerous possibilities of the political Dialogue, diplomatic channels, of the partnership cooperation of the services, the legal assistance in criminal matters-media resources and megaphone diplomacy." The topic of cyber security with top of the Russian foreign policy Agenda. "We are in favour of a factual expert dialogue in this area remain open."

Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had rejected the accusations already. The message accuses the Federal government to measure with double standards. Eavesdropping of the United States would be swept "under the rug", "but when it comes to Russia, the opposite is true: facts are not presented, the debt, but it is considered "proven"."

Updated Date: 30 May 2020, 04:34

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