German media reported on cyberattacks that have targeted critical infrastructure and the German banking system over the past few days.
According to the daily newspaper BILD, its sources in the intelligence community of Western countries attribute the cyberattacks to the cybercriminal group Fancy Bear, ostensibly acting in the interests of Russia.
The BILD newspaper claims that the German Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, BSI) confirmed the cyber attack on Wednesday morning, June 30, but the authorities deny this fact.
“We have not confirmed the fact of cyberattacks. There is currently no evidence of such attacks, ”BSI told British newspaper express.co.uk.
According to the BILD report, several sources told her that the reason for the attack could be revenge for sanctions against Russia, as well as an attempt by Russia to prevent tougher sanctions against Alexander Lukashenko.
In addition, the attacks could be a response to the possible disconnection of the Russian Federation from the international payment system Swift.
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