Russia offers Germany to establish cooperation in the field of kiberbezopasnosti Solovyov | 20.08.2020
The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and Federal Minister for foreign Affairs of Germany Heiko Maas (Heiko Maas) spoke at a press conference held by the joint negotiation. Among
Ministers discussed issues were the issues related to cyber security of both countries. So, the head of the Russian foreign Ministry expressed its concern at the increasing attacks that come from German
Network segment and directed against the objects and organizations in Russia, and hope that our countries will be able to resume inter-Ministerial consultations on information security, which they
once carried out.
Excerpts from answers of Sergey Lavrov, which he gave in the course of this press conference was posted on the official website of the Russian Embassy in Germany. As reported by Russian Minister of foreign
Affairs, national coordination center for computer incidents (NCCI), has long been operating in Russia and having a number of partners, including in Germany, recorded 75 hacker attacks,
which were made for the period just 2019 and the first five months of the current 2020 All of these attacks were initiated in the German segment of the Internet, and their purpose was different the Russian resources
The corresponding structures of Germany received from NCCI notice in all of these incidents. It was expected that the German side will professionally examine every single of these episodes. However, this is not
happened – the answers came only in seven cases, and they were formal in nature, the specifics and the merits were absent.
“Ignore trade requests corresponds little to what is said at the political level”, – said Sergey Lavrov.
The Russian foreign Minister also reminded his German counterpart that Russia and Germany had no bilateral inter-Ministerial consultations on information security. But two years
ago, in 2018 the next round of these consultations was minimized, and the initiator of termination delivered by official Berlin. Currently discussing the possibility of restoring this canal,
build professional dialogue to resolve problems in the field of cybersecurity.
“I hope that we will be able to move from words to deeds and begin a professional conversation,” – said Lavrov.
It will be useful to recall that, more recently, Germany itself has accused Russia of hacking. So, in early may of this year the Federal German prosecutors issued a warrant for the arrest
Russian Dmitry Badin, who was suspected of belonging to the hacker group Fancy Bear, hacking into the IT systems of the German Bundestag, in General, and e-mail of Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel,
in particular. It was reported that the incident took place in 2015, during the celebration in the Bundestag of the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second world war. This hacker attack “strongly condemned” the Secretary of state
Federal foreign Minister Miguel Berger (Berger Miguel), Angela Merkel spoke of a “serious evidence of Russian participation in cyber espionage” and the official in Berlin, as reported
informed sources, had planned to activate against the Russian regime “of cybermancy”. However, according to the statement, the Russian foreign Ministry, evidence of Russia’s involvement in the hacker attack the German side to provide
After that, according to experts, the Russian side has repeatedly proposed to Germany to consult on the subject of information security. The renewal of such a format of interaction, with
attracting the necessary pool of experts would help to resolve many of the claims and interaction on issues of information security in practice, said the special representative
the President of the Russian Federation on international cooperation in the field of information security, the Director of the Department of international information security, the Russian foreign Ministry Andrey Krutskikh. However, as
reported by the media in mid-July of the current year, the planned Russian-German inter-Ministerial consultations the high-level information security Berlin disrupted unilaterally.
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