Czech Republic Accuses Russia of Hacking Government Network
In its annual report unveiled this week, the Czech Security Intelligence Service (BIS) said that two Russian cyber-espionage groups were responsible for hacking the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defense, and the Czech Republic Army in between 2016 and 2017.
The attackers had reportedly accessed the mailboxes of mostly top ministry representatives in a repeated, long-term and irregular manner. Officials said that the incidents were kept under the radar until the beginning of 2017, when BIS investigators discovered the compromise.
It was noted that ESET had reported similar Turla attacks on European government offices last August where hackers used brute force attacks to compromise several hundred mailboxes.