‘Russian hackers tried Dutch ministries to penetrate’
Russian hackersgroepen have attempted to Dutch ministries, including General Affairs. They have probably no sensitive information secured.
That reports the Volkskrant on Saturday, after research and discussions with experts. The attempts are, according to the newspaper done by the groups that APT28 and APT29 be called, also known as Cozy Bear and Fancy. The same groups that are likely behind the hacks in the Democratic y in the united states were.
The hackers tried by means of phishing, is behind credentials of public servants. Also they founded fake website. APT28 and APT29 were in the past attacks on governments, think-tanks, schools and businesses. Dutch IT-security companies will keep all longer these groups, which are affiliated to the Russian government, in the holes.
A spokesman of the ministry of General Affairs did not respond to the newspaper about any consequences or measures.
AIVD chief Rob Bertholee expressed Friday in EenVandaag are concerned about the “hundreds of cyber-attacks” on Dutch government agencies and companies. Bertholee is particularly concerned about attacks by Russia, China and Iran. The target would be government documents have been.