The Green Party, part of Germany’s ruling coalition, said its information systems were attacked by hackers in May. The attack affected, in particular, the email of Foreign Minister Annalena Burbock and Economy Minister Robert Habek, reports AP.
The party said both ministers had “not actively used” their mail since January. A total of 14 accounts were affected, including party leaders Ricarda Lang and Omid Nuripura. Hackers forwarded part of the emails from their accounts to unknown addresses, the Greens said. The content of these letters, as well as to whom they were sent, is not specified.
According to Der Spiegel magazine, the “electronic footprint” indicates that the cyberattack could have come from Russia. However, the German party refused to confirm this, explaining that the German authorities are still investigating.
In 2021, Bloomberg reported that the Kremlin was campaigning against Annalena Burbock, who then claimed the post of German Chancellor. Ms Burbock was one of the opponents of the Nord Stream 2 project. In February, the German authorities suspended the process of certification of the Russian gas pipeline.
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