EU Cyber Sanctions Against Russia Hacking

EU Cyber Sanctions Against Russia Hacking
16 July 2020 | 12:32

After the 2015 hack attack against the German parliament’s IT system, Germany is officially calling for the use of a new European Union (EU) sanctions framework to target Russian individuals, the Deutsche Welle wrote.

According to Deutsche Welle, the German government has officially proposed that the EU impose sanctions on Russian individuals responsible for a large-scale hacking of the Bundestag five years ago.

The plan was recommended by Berlin last month. And if agreed, it would be the first use of an EU cyber sanctions regime adopted in 2017.

The German government believes Russian intelligence was behind a 2015 network hacking in which an estimated 16 gigabytes of data, documents, and emails were siphoned off from the Bundestag’s IT network, including thousands of emails from Merkel’s Bundestag office. 

It was the largest cyber hacking ever carried out against the Bundestag.

Photo: Deutsche Welle

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