BERLIN – German officials say there’s no sign of concerted cyberattacks aimed at influencing the outcome of the country’s upcoming election, but warned Wednesday against giving the all-clear yet.
Security officials have warned over the past year that the Russian government in particular might attempt to destabilize Germany by promoting extremist parties in Sunday’s vote. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been the driving force behind maintaining international sanctions against Russia over its involvement in the conflict in Ukraine.
“We don’t see that [Russian President Vladimir] Putin has meddled in the election campaign,” Germany’s interior minister, Thomas de Maiziere, told mass-circulation daily Bild …read more
Source: The News