"We expect representatives at the Interior Ministry, Foreign Ministry, Defense Ministry and Federal Office for Information Security to explain themselves," said Manuel Höferlin from the Free Democratic Party (FDP).
Konstantin von Notz from the Greens said, "The question that needs to be answered is why the public has only now found out about this." APT28's alleged Kremlin ties APT28, also known as Fancy Bear, has been linked to Russian military intelligence.
Forschungszentrum Jülich is mourning the passing of Professor Peter Grünberg.The Nobel laureate in physics and scientist of Forschungszentrum Jülich passed away last week in Jülich at the age of 78.Citing anonymous sources, German news agency dpa had earlier reported that the Russian hacking group APT28 had placed malware in a government network and infiltrated both the Foreign Ministry and the Defense Ministry.The sources said the malware could have remained in the government's networks for as long as a year before the government discovered the breach in December.If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Brady website.
German security services have admitted they uncovered a cyberattack on the government in December.
The government said it receives roughly 20 attempted hacking attacks per day, while German intelligence services also carry out penetration tests once per week.
Hacking for the government: Germany opens ZITi S cyber surveillance agency Opposition livid The German parliamentary committee that oversees the work of Germany's intelligence services is set to meet shortly after noon on Thursday to discuss the incident.
Security services reportedly allowed the malware to remain in the system until Wednesday to try and gather information about the attack and who was responsible. Official confirmation The German Interior Ministry confirmed the attack without confirming the identity of the perpetrators.
"We can confirm that the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and intelligence services are investigating a cybersecurity incident concerning the federal government's information technology and networks," an Interior Ministry spokesman said.
Their discovery of the GMR effect, which the two scientists discovered independently of each other, led to a breakthrough in modern information technology: the storage capacity of hard drives was increased significantly, enabling the miniaturization of storage media.