REPORT: Moscow likely behind hack on German govt, spy chief says

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s head of domestic intelligence said on Wednesday there was a “high likelihood” that the Russian government was behind a cyber attack on German computer networks, although he conceded it was difficult to be 100-percent certain.

Hans-Georg Maassen told reporters that German authorities carefully monitored the attack after it was discovered in December, and it had not caused any damage.

The article went on to state the following:

He said there was no evidence to link it to APT28, the Russian hacking group blamed for a May 2015 attack on the German lower house of parliament and the U.S. Democratic National Committee ahead of the 2016 U.S. election.

However, Maassen said the attack was considered an “advanced persistent threat (APT)”, a phrase used by experts to describe a cyber attack so sophisticated and complex that it can only be carried out by a government entity.

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