A group of Kremlin-environment: Russian hackers attack Corona-researchers

According to British, canadian and American intelligence services, hackers have spied from the environment of the Russian government, Western scientists and com

A group of Kremlin-environment: Russian hackers attack Corona-researchers

According to British, canadian and American intelligence services, hackers have spied from the environment of the Russian government, Western scientists and companies, which are engaged in the development of coronavirus vaccines. British media reported with reference to security circles that a group called APT29'm the one behind the attacks, the "sure" part of the Russian secret service was. Whether Moscow could come into possession of useful information, remained unmentioned.

Jochen Buchsteiner

Political correspondent in London.

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Also on Thursday, the British accused the foreign Minister Dominic Raab "Russian actors", in the British house of Commons elections in December meddled with. Moscow have brought "illegally" in possession of sensitive government documents, said Raab. These are logs of trade preliminary discussions between London and Washington, which were first published, unsuccessfully, on the Internet platform Reddit. Later, Attempts were made "to the Material in the election campaign to be announced".

The Labour Party had supported with the protocols of their election campaign alleged that in the free-trade talks also about the national health service, NHS, will be discussed. Raab saw "no evidence of a broad Russian campaign against the election", however, described "any attempt, in our democratic processes to intervene", as "absolutely unacceptable".

In the coming week is expected to be a report of the British intelligence Committee. In the since months the government held the Dossier, the light which illuminates the subversive activities of Moscow in the Kingdom, should also be the relations of wealthy Russians of the Conservative party has been studied.

Russia has rejected the United Kingdom's allegations of interference in the parliamentary election, as well as from the hacker attacks. "We have no information about who could have hacked, pharmaceutical companies and research centres in the UK," said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Thursday, the Russian news Agency Tass.

Updated Date: 16 July 2020, 16:20

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