German media reports on the disclosure of a hacker group with the participation of Russians

Law enforcement agencies in Germany have identified several members of the international hacker group “Double Spider”, which, according to them, includes citizens of Russia, Ukraine and Moldova. On Monday, March 6, the newspaper reported Die Welt.

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Europol took part in the investigation into the activities of the hackers. According to the North Rhine-Westphalia Criminal Police Office, members of the group are involved in a series of cyber attacks. Among them is the hacking of the servers of the Düsseldorf University Hospital, the German media group Funke and the systems of the Anhalt-Bitterfeld district in the east of Germany, the publication noted.

The police clarified that the group “has ties with Russia”, but also say that there is no evidence of a connection between hackers and Russian government agencies.

The prosecutor’s office issued arrest warrants for three hackers, and eight more members of the group are under investigation. Their whereabouts are currently unknown. One of the suspects, a 41-year-old Russian, is also wanted by the FBI.

Earlier, on March 1, the Polish authorities accused Russia of involvement in a hacker attack on the website of the country’s tax service. The representative of the government of the republic on cybersecurity Janusz Cheshinsky said that the attack, related to the activities of the Russian special services, was based on the creation of large artificial traffic. At the same time, he noted that the data of Polish taxpayers were not stolen.

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