Germany issued a warrant for the arrest of the Russian hacker. He is suspected in the hacking of the networks of the Bundestag and intervention in U.S. presidential election

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. This writes the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.

It is assumed that badin is the officer of Main intelligence Directorate of the Russian Federation and is part of the so-called unit 26165 – hacker group Fancy Bear / APT28.

According to the newspaper, evidence of the involvement of Badin to the attack on the servers of the Bundestag in 2015, was obtained after the detention of a group of Russians with diplomatic passports in the Netherlands in 2018. When the country expelled four Russians: Evgeny Serebryakov, Alexander Morenza, Oleg Sotnikov, Alexey Minin, who planned to commit a cyber attack on the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW at the time studied substance, which in the UK was poisoned former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia).

Due to the fact that they had diplomatic passports, arrest them could not, however, Dutch law enforcement officers seized the computer equipment of the Russians, thanks to this result has received evidence of involvement in the attack on the Bundestag Badin and another hacker. According to investigators, namely badin create a malicious program, which in April 2015, sent to members of the Bundestag under the guise of an email from the United Nations.

The Russians, whom the U.S. justice Department suspects of involvement in hacking attacks. Badin left in the top row. Screenshot: justice.gov

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