The German government believes a recent cyber-attack on the country’s Foreign Affairs Ministry came from Russia, said Heiko Maas, Germany’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, during an interview with the ZDF broadcasting company.
Maas listed what he considered to be Moscow’s “problematic” actions, which included insufficient progress in maintaining ceasefire in the east of Ukraine, an attack using poison in the UK, Moscow’s support of the Syrian government, Russian attempts to influence elections in Western countries, and finally, the foregoing cyber-attack on Germany.
He stated: “Our Foreign Ministry was attacked and we had to assume that it was coming from Russia. We can’t hope that everything will be resolved by itself. It seems to me not only reasonable, but also necessary to indicate that we do not find it constructive.”