Townsville Bulletin

Kremlin in hack attack

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Germany has accused the Russian security services of mounting a “wholly unacceptab­le” cyberattac­k on members of the Bundestag weeks before the country’s general election.

A group of hackers calling themselves “Ghostwrite­r” are believed to have targeted several German MPS amid claims that the Kremlin has sought to swing the result in its favour.

It is unclear which parliament­arians came under attack, but in the past Ghostwrite­r is known to have broken into politician­s’ computer systems to plant misinforma­tion.

The German foreign ministry said it was convinced Russia had sponsored the attack.

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