The media talked about the sanctions for cyber attacks on the Bundestag
The EU sanctions in connection with hacker attack to the Bundestag, which is Germany suspects the Russians may provide for the freezing of assets and restrictions against individuals and entities, according to the publication Spiegel, citing an unnamed source in the German foreign Ministry.
On Thursday, the Russian Ambassador in Berlin, Sergei Nechayev was summoned to the German foreign Ministry in connection with the case about the attack on the Bundestag. State Secretary of the foreign Ministry Miguel Berger on behalf of the Federal government strongly condemned a hacker attack. He informed that the government through the Brussels activates the "mode cybermancy EU" against those responsible for the cyber attack on German Bundestag, including wanted 5 may Dmitry Badin.
According to Spiegel, in the case of the adoption of these sanctions - this should be done unanimously by the Council of the European Union - it will be the first precedent for the use of the mechanism of sanctions for cyber attacks, which was developed by the EU last year.
"Along with Badanym can also be included in the (sanctions) list grouping "Fancy Bear" and many others participated in the attack on the Bundestag of the organization. This allows to freeze the assets and impose restrictions on entry for persons and organizations," the newspaper said, citing foreign Ministry, which describes the move as a "political signal to Moscow that not everything is permitted."
As writes the edition, the Russian Ambassador during the meeting in the German foreign Ministry allegedly "has not demonstrated willingness to discuss and repeated the argument that there is no evidence of hacker attacks and Russian involvement". "On the arrest warrant, and presented to him documents he did not stop", - the newspaper writes.
The Russian Embassy in Berlin declined to comment on the call to the Ambassador to the foreign Ministry, referring to the comment on this topic that the Embassy gave to the German news Agency DPA yesterday. In the comments it was noted that Moscow has expressed willingness to discuss the issue and examine the facts, but the interest of Berlin, came to naught, and against the backdrop of a pandemic, "someone needed to" remind the world about the "Russian threat".
Federal prosecutors in Germany in may issued an international warrant for the arrest of the citizen of the Russian Federation Dmitry Badin, who is suspected of involvement in the hacker attack on the Bundestag in 2015. Badin is also wanted by the FBI, us investigators it is referred to the group of seven Russians suspected of cyberwoman, the FBI believes that he is an employee of the Russian military intelligence GRU.
German magazine Spiegel said that the hackers during the attack on the Bundestag copied two of the mailbox containing the correspondence of the parliamentary office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel from 2012 to 2015. Merkel herself, speaking in the Bundestag, called the cyber attack "unpleasant" in the context of its efforts to develop good relations with Russia. Merkel noted that it would strive to develop relations with Russia, but the case of attributed to a Russian hacking attack on the Bundestag does not make the process easier. The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Berlin did not provide evidence of Russia's involvement in the hacker attack.
Western countries regularly accuse Russia of involvement in hacker attacks on its infrastructure. Moscow denies the accusations as unproven.