Germany has proposed that the EU introduce new sanctions against Russia for hacker attack on the Bundestag

The German government in early June suggested the member countries of the EU to jointly impose sanctions against Russia for cyber attacks on the Bundestag in 2015. On 12 July, reports the “New wave”.

The German government believes that cyber attacks on the Bundestag involved in the Russian military intelligence service of the Russian military intelligence (GRU).

According to the broadcaster, in the case of the adoption of the German proposal, it will be the first case of application of the sanctions regime of the EU for cyber attacks — legislation enacted in 2017.

The decision on this issue, as of July 12, is still pending.

On 5 may, the General Prosecutor’s office of Germany has issued a warrant for the arrest of Russian citizen Dmitry Badin, who is suspected of involvement in the hacking of servers of the US Democratic party, attacks on the Bundestag and the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons, and Russia’s intervention in the US presidential election in 2016. Presumably, the GRU officer badin included in hacker group Fancy Bear / APT28. He is also wanted by the US authorities.

May 13 German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that against Russia may be taken in connection with hacker attack to the Bundestag.

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