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2/1/2017
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Cyberattacks On Czech Foreign Ministry The Handiwork Of A Nation-State

Russia suspected to be behind the Foreign Ministry hacks that resemble those of the attacks against the US, Reuters says.

Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek has said the country’s Foreign Ministry was a target of cyberattacks in which email accounts were hacked and a large amount of data was compromised, Reuters reports. However, material stolen was not confidential and there was no impact on the department’s internal communication network, he added.

Claiming that the attacks came from a foreign state - which he did not name - Zaoralek also said the character of the hacks was similar to the ones on the US Democrats last year. Reuters reports that a government source said that Russia is suspected to be behind the attacks.

Meanwhile, an investigation is under way to ascertain whether other government institutions were also breached.

The US intelligence community publicly concluded that Russia was behind cyberattacks against the Democratic National Committee and other Democratic targets in a concerted efforrt to influence the US presidential election. Germany has also made similar allegations against Russia of attacking its political parties.

Read details on Reuters.

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