The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Lubomir Zaoralek has reported dozens of cases of breaking of electronic mailboxes belonging to employees of diplomatic corps, including his own, Reuters reports.
According to Zaoralek, these attacks had similarities with those conducted in the US Democratic party during the election campaign. According to experts, referred to by the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, to the attacks was involved in a foreign country. However, to obtain any confidential information to the hackers failed, said Zaoralek.
Scandal cyber attacks on the democratic party of the United States erupted in the summer of 2016. July 22, WikiLeaks released the emails and documents of the National party Committee (DNC) related to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. From the letters implied that the party there was a conspiracy directed against a former member of the presidential race Bernie Sanders. The leaked emails led to the resignation of the head of the national Committee Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.
The next attack was directed against the fundraising Committee of the party and the election headquarters Clinton.
In October last year, the U.S. has accused of cyber attacks on the servers of the democratic party, “senior Russian officials”. The Obama administration has stated that tampering with the mail of the party leadership could be funkcionirovanie Moscow with the purpose to affect results of elections of the President of the United States. Russia, these accusations are categorically rejected.
About the “aggressive cyber espionage” on the part of Russia also reported the German intelligence service. In December last year, the head of the Federal service for the protection of the Constitution (BfV), Germany Hans-Georg Maassen said that Russia’s actions in cyberspace could pose a threat to members of the government, the Parliament and the democratic parties of Germany. In counterintelligence Germany believe that Moscow wants to destabilize the situation on the eve of parliamentary elections in the country, said Maassen.