German intelligence agencies have concluded that the attack on the servers of the OSCE in 2016 involved in one of the two groups of Russian hackers that were mentioned in the report of US intelligence about leaks from the servers of the Democratic party during the election campaign. About the experts of protection services of the German Constitution reported on Saturday by FAZ. On the eve of the US intelligence called the Russian President Putin initiated Russia’s interference in the elections, after which came to power which was considered early in the race outsider billionaire Republican Donald trump.
The head of the German intelligence Hans-Georg Maassen said FAZ: “Our analysis has shown that this attack (on the servers OSCE) used the same infrastructure as other cyber attacks in the framework of (hacker) campaign APT28 campaign, which last year was directed in particular against the Bundestag… as APT28, that is, the instructions to the Russian sources, (its origin)”. (Quoted by “Interfax”.)
At the end of December 2016, the Western media reported that the servers of the OSCE last autumn suffered large-scale hacker attack. In the OSCE learned about the cyber attack in late October.
Previously, the involvement of Russian hackers reported the French newspaper Le Monde. A source in Western intelligence agencies claimed that APT28 is the same group that Fancy Bears. This group is suspected of having links with the Russian authorities in the cyber attacks against the US Democratic party during the election campaign. It is also responsible for hacking the servers of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA), which has been released numerous therapeutic solutions for Western athletes, which gave them the opportunity to take other banned drugs.