Russian cyber spies target German politicians in sophisticated phishing attack

Germany's cyber agency BSI warned that state-backed hackers aimed to establish long-term access to German political networks

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Russian cyber spies target German politicians in sophisticated phishing attack
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Russian cyber spies target German politicians in sophisticated phishing attack

Hackers with ties to Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) targeted several German political parties last month, intending to infiltrate their networks and steal sensitive data.

The US security firm Mandiant, a subsidiary of Google owner Alphabet, said in a report on Friday that it had detected APT29 engaging in a phishing campaign aimed at German political parties. The...

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