Pro-Russian Group Hacks Websites of Merkel, Bundestag

World | January 7, 2015, Wednesday // 15:41|  views

The hacked website of the German Bundestag.

A group of pro-Russian hackers claimed responsibility for hacking the website of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the lower house of parliament – the Bundestag on Wednesday.

The attack comes as Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is expected to arrive in Berlin on Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reports.

A meeting between Merkel and Yatsenyuk is scheduled to take place on Thursday at which they will discuss economic support for Ukraine.

The group of pro-Russian hackers, styling themselves as CyberBerkut, claimed responsibility for the attack.

The spokesman of the German government Steffen Seibert said that the attack was rather strong, but the necessary countermeasures have been taken.

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Tags: Germany, Chancellor, Angela Merkel, Bundestag, Ukraine, pro-Russian, hackers, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, CyberBerkuty, hack


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