The office for the protection of Constitution of Germany came to the conclusion that in large-scale hacker attack on the servers of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in 2016 are suspected Russian hackers. As a result of attack on the OSCE computers the hackers could gain access to classified documents of the organization.
The head of the Federal office for the protection of the German Constitution, Hans-Georg Maassen states that counterintelligence agency suspects Russian hackers in the attack on the OSCE computers that occurred in early November 2016, according to the DPA (German Press Agency).
German security chief Hans-Georg Maassen explained that the infrastructure, through which the attack on the OSCE was carried out, is similar to the one used during APT28 campaign, in the framework of which cyber attack on Bundestag servers was carried out two years ago:
“Our analysis showed that the structural features of this attack are similar to those that are already familiar to us from other cyber-groups APT 28, in relation to the attack on the German Bundestag. There are signs indicating a connection APT28 with Russian sources”, – stressed Hans-Georg Maassen.
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