‘Russia, China, Iran very active’. German top official warns of cyberassault feasibility

Russian, Chinese and Iranian intelligence agencies are particularly active in the cyberdomain, Hans-Georg Maaßen, Head of the German Office for the Protection of the Constitution, says.

“In 2018, we continue to see a trend of increasing the quantity and quality of [web] campaigns conducted by intelligence agencies,” he told Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland.

In this regard, the top official stressed the need of taking measures to shield the country from cyberattacks.

“Our democracy does not end online, we must be able to protect ourselves in cyberspace,” Hans-Georg Maaßen said.

To remain free and independent, states should ‘boldly and decisively’ change their security systems in step with technical progress, he added.

As reported earlier, two Belarusian officials, and then the Investigative Committee have become victims of hackers. Unknown criminals are trying to create the impression that the Belarusian authorities apologize for their actions against the interests of Russia.

НМ, belsat.eu, following DW

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