Germany summons Moscow’s chargé d’affaires to Berlin after accusing Russia of cyber attacks

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The German authorities have invited this Friday to Chargé d’Affaires of the Russian Embassy after accusing this country’s intelligence of cyber attacks, in particular against members of the GameGerman Social Democrat (SPD).

«The summoning of the chargé d’affaires is a clear diplomatic signal to make the Russian government understand we do not accept these actions«, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told the press.

A few hours earlier, the head of German diplomacy, Annalena Baerbockaccused a group of hackers The Russians will achieve, in 2023, a “intolerable” cyber attack. against the SPD, the party of Prime Minister Olaf Scholz. «Today we can say without ambiguity that we attribute this cyber attack to a group called APT28directed by Russian secret services«, he said.

“In other words, this was a cyber attack against Germany supported by Russia and it is absolutely intolerable and unacceptable,” he added.

The German executive underlined that the attack did not only target the political party, but also against «government services, companies in the logistics, armaments, aerospace sectors and various foundations and associations». This is a «joint investigation» with the Czech authoritiessaid another German spokesperson.

The German Interior Minister, Nancy Faesermet his Czech counterpart this Friday in Prague. The APT28 group, also known as Fancy Bear, has been blamed for dozens of cyber attacks around the world.