Spanish Government: Catalan crisis was instigated by Russian hackers
Russian hackers worked to exacerbate relations between Spain and Catalonia by spreading messages on social networks, as stated by two Ministers from the Spanish government on November, DW reports.
Spain’s Minister of Defense, María Dolores de Cospedal, noted that many messages on social networks on the topic of Catalonia came from the Russian segment of the Internet, however it is unknown whether the Russian government is involved.
The presence of evidence of an intervention by hackers from “Russian networks” was also announced by Spanish Foreign Minister, Alfonso Dastis, in an interview with one of the local radio stations. Dustis said that it …read more