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Germany Fought Off Two Fancy Bear Cyber Attacks in 2016
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Germany Fought Off Two Fancy Bear Cyber Attacks in 2016
27 March 2017, 3:01 am

Fears about Russian involvement in European elections, especially after last year's US election, aren't exactly unfounded or born out of paranoia. In fact, Germany says it fended off two cyber attacks coming from the same cybercriminals that targeted Hillary Clinton's campaign. 

Arne Schoenbohm, a top German official, told Reuters they managed to fight off two attacks from APT28, also known as "Fancy Bear," the Russian hacker group experts believe to have been behind the Hillary hack. 

The first, it seems, took place in May, when the hackers attempted to create an Internet domain for Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union party in the Baltic region, Schoenbohm said. 

The second attack took place several months later and involved a spear-phishing scheme targeting German parties in the lower house of parliament. The attack apparently used a NA... (read more)

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