Russia calls Dutch fear for verkiezingshacks ‘bizarre hysteria’
Claims that Russia is using cyber-attacks, the results of the Dutch parliamentary elections would like to affect, are bizarre manifestations of hysteria. This said Kremlin spokesperson Maria Zacharova Thursday, reported staatsnieuwsorganisatie Sputnik.
“Russian hackers would, according to Dutch experts have coined on the Binnenhof in Den Haag, where also the office of prime-minister Mark Rutte. People in the regeringsapparaat are increasingly involved with this hysteria to cultivate and which is further magnified by the media. And there is no evidence provided,” said Zacharova.
Zacharova mentioned as an example the former Foreign minister and ex-NATO chief Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, the Netherlands “attractive for Russian hackers,” but because of the upcoming elections in mid-march.
At the beginning of this month was the minister of Home Affairs Ronald Plasterk concerns about the that the results affected should be and he mentioned Russia as a possible culprit.
Mid-January ventilated minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders is as much a concern, complained the spokesman.