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World The European Union denounces the Russian cyberspionage and threat of sanctions

17:00  24 september  2021
17:00  24 september  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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The European Union denounces activities of cyberspionage of Russia against European policies and considers sanction measures.

The European Union denounced on Friday, September 24th of Cybespionage "unacceptable" of the Russia against European politicians, and considers measures to sanction them.

"These activities are unacceptable"

"Some EU Member States have observed malicious cyberactivities, which are collectively referred to as" Ghostwriter ", and associated them with the Russian state", emphasized the head of the European diplomacy Josep Borrell, in a statement broadcast on behalf of the 27 EU Member States.

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"These activities are unacceptable because they seek to threaten our integrity and security, the values ​​and the democratic principles and the fundamental functioning of our democracies [...] in particular by allowing the misinformation and manipulation of information", he warned.

Attacks targeted parliamentarians, officials, politicians, journalists and members of civil society by accessing computer systems, personal accounts and by flying data, specifies the statement.

Germany opened an inquiry

The German Government accused the Russian secret services to conduct "phishing" (phishing "attacks targeting German parliamentarians and denounced attempts to influence the country's legislative elections, planned on Sunday. .

German justice opened an inquiry "on a hint of foreign intelligence service activity".

"The EU and its Member States firmly denounce these malicious cyber, to which all concerned must immediately put" , insisted Josep Borrell.

"We urge the Russian Federation to join the standards of behavior responsible for states in cyberspace. The EU will return to this issue in the coming meetings and consider taking new measures, " stated.

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