Peskov: Germany raised the question about the alleged involvement of the Russian Federation to hacker attacks on its institutions

MOSCOW, March 2. /TASS/. Germany officially or at the expert level, did not put the question of what to do with hacking attacks on its institutions supposed to be involved in the Russian government. This was stated press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the publication in the German media that’s responsible for the cyber attack the hacker group tied to the Russian Federation.

“I am not aware that this matter was raised officially or at the expert level,” – said the representative of the Kremlin. He expressed regret that “any hacker attack in the world now associated with Russian hackers,” stressing that “each time these accusations or statements without any concrete evidence”. “Therefore, we expect that more detailed information will be announced”, – said the press Secretary of the President.

Sands drew attention that such media reports “should be taken with great caution”.

On Wednesday the news Agency DPA reported that the attack was recorded in December 2017. The alleged cybercriminals managed to inject malicious software into the servers of the foreign and defense ministries of Germany and steal data. The attack, according to the Agency, is the group APT28, which is associated with Russia. The interior Ministry of Germany confirmed the fact of a cyber attack. As announced on 2 March, the Minister of internal Affairs of Germany Thomas de maizière, the security of the country kept under the control of a cyber attack on the internal network of the state institutions of Germany. He added that the investigation is ongoing, according to the German side, the attack was made on a high technical level and after a long planning.