Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has pointed the finger at Russian intelligence agencies as the ones responsible for a comprehensive cyber attack on the German Bundestag, the lower house of the German parliament.
Russian state-sponsored operatives were behind the massive cyber attack on Germany’s lower house of parliament last year, Germany’s intelligence agency said.
First revealed in May 2015, the attack on the Bundestag forced authorities to shut down the internal network for days after the it caused severe damage. 15 computers out of thousands were compromised in the lower house of the parliament. Despite the number being relatively small, the malicious [...]
The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) recently revealed that unidentified German steel plants were compromised for an indeterminate length of time, so much so that furnaces could not be shut down. On page 31 of a report issued by the agency, which is the equivalent of an Information Technology NSA for the German government, the Google-translation of the document reads:
The know-how of the attackers was not only in the field of conventional IT security [is] very pronounced, but extended on detailed knowledge on applied Industrial control and production processes.
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