Germany urged to impose sanctions on Russia over cyber-attacks

the German government called for the introduction of sanctions against Russia because Russia allegedly five years ago could be involved in the cyber attacks on the Bundestag, Deutsche Welle reports with reference to the copy of the official reply of the government the Left party in the German Parliament.

the German Government believes that the military intelligence service GRU of Russia “involved” to attack. In particular, even a warrant was issued for the arrest of Russian Dmitry Badin, who was “a member of the hacker group and led the cyber attack in April and may 2015”.

“the Government has justified the proposal on the introduction of sanctions by the input received from intelligence agencies, and from public sources”, — is spoken in the message.

the TV Channel said that the European countries will accept the German proposal, it will be the first application of the sanctions regime of the EU for cyber attacks.

on 5 may it became known that the Federal Prosecutor of Germany has issued a warrant for the arrest of 29-year-old Russian hacker Dmitry Badin, who had allegedly committed a series of cyber-attacks, including for the German Parliament in 2015. It is assumed that the young man broke into the computer systems of the German Bundestag on behalf of the Russian intelligence. Badin is also wanted by the FBI for hacking attack against the world anti-doping Agency (WADA). In addition, the Russian suspect in the alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election in 2016.

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