German politician Hans-Georg Maassen expects disinformation campaigns from Russia before Bundestag elections

The President of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Hans-Georg Maassen, believes that the Russian Federal Security Services will try to affect the election campaign for the upcoming Bundestag elections. “Germany should be ready for disinformation campaigns, false reports, and painful facts in mass media,” Hans-Georg Maassen stated in his interview with Bild, which was published on the 20th of February.

According to Maassen, several hacker attacks have already been recorded in Germany over the past few weeks. “We don’t know what information has been leaked and whether there were other hacker attacks. However, it is important in that this data can be used against the Federal Republic of Germany,” the President of the Federal Office noted.

The decision on the use of this data against Germany will be made at the political level in Russia, if this country is behind the hacker attacks, Maassen explained. The elections to the Bundestag will take place on the 24th of September 2017.

  Germany, Russia, Hans-Georg Maaßen, Elections