Russia’s GRU military intelligence gained access to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s e-mail correspondences: Der Spiegel

As per a report from German news magazine Der Spiegel, Russia’s GRU military intelligence may have gained access to many e-mails from German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s constituency office in a 2015 cyber attack on Germany’s parliament.

A spokesman for the German government had no immediate comment.

Federal criminal police along with Germany’s federal cyber agency have been able to partially reconstruct the attack and found that two email addresses from Merkel’s office had been targeted.

The two email inboxes contained email correspondence from 2012 to 2015 and according to the report, the hackers appear to have managed to copy both mailboxes to another computer.

It is not possible to determine what information had been stolen.

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