Malicious cyber-attacks: EU sanctions two individuals and one body over 2015 Bundestag hack

Malicious cyber-attacks: EU sanctions two individuals and one body over 2015 Bundestag hack

The Council today imposed restrictive measures on two individuals and one body that were responsible for or took part in the cyber-attack on the German Federal Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag) in April and May 2015. This cyber-attack targeted the parliament’s information system and affected its ability to operate for several days. A significant amount of data was stolen and the email accounts of several members of parliament, including that of Chancellor Angela Merkel, were affected.

Today’s sanctions consist of a travel ban and an asset freeze imposed on the individuals, and an asset freeze imposed on the body. In addition, EU persons and entities are forbidden from making funds available to those listed.

Read more at European Council Council of the European Union

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