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14 Account's Email System Targeted the Green Party of Germany

 

The foreign minister Annalena Baerbock and the economy minister Robert Habeck's email accounts were both compromised last month, according to the German Green party, which is a member of the coalition government of the nation. 

The party acknowledged a revelation published on Saturday by the German magazine Der Spiegel, but claimed that the two had stopped using official party accounts since January.

According to a report on a German magazine Der Spiegel on Thursday, the Green Party said that a total of 14 accounts, including the party's co-leaders' Omid Nouripour and Ricarda Lang, were also hacked and that certain messages were sent to other servers. The article further read that the attack also had an impact on the party's "Grüne Netz" intranet IT system, where private information is exchanged.

The party declined to acknowledge Der Spiegel's claim that an electronic trace suggested the cyberattack may have originated in Russia because of the current investigation by German authorities.

"More than these email accounts are affected," the party official claimed. The topic concerns emails using the domain "@gruene.de." The representative stated that it was yet unknown who had hacked in. The first indication of the attack came on May 30 and since June 13, when specialists determined that there had been a breach, access to the system has been restricted. 

Authorities blamed the unauthorized access on Russian state-sponsored hackers. Baerbock has consistently taken a harsh approach in response to Russia's abuse of human rights and aggression against Ukraine. Since taking office in December, Habeck has been in charge of Germany's initiatives to wean itself off of Russian energy sources.

Network logs, according to the Greens, did not reflect any signs of the increased traffic levels that would indicate the theft of a significant amount of data.

Wightlink Customers' Details Compromised in Cyber Attack

 

Wightlink, a UK ferry company, has been struck by a highly complex cyber-attack that may have exposed the personal information of "a small number of customers and staff." Wightlink stated, the incident, which occurred in February, reportedly impacted certain back-office IT systems but not its ferry services, booking system, and website.

According to the company, law enforcement and the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) have been contacted, since they have possible breach victims. Wightlink has three routes between Hampshire in southeast England and the Isle of Wight, an island off the south coast. The company claims to carry 4.6 million passengers each year on over 100 daily sailings.

Wightlink claimed in a statement received by The Daily Swig: “Unfortunately, despite Wightlink taking appropriate security measures, some of its back-office IT systems were affected by a cyber-attack last month. However, this criminal action has not affected Wightlink’s ferries and FastCats, which have continued to operate normally during and following the attack, nor were its booking system and website affected.” 

Wightlink said it hired third-party cybersecurity experts to analyse and analyse the situation as soon as it was detected. The operator stated it was working with the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit in addition to reporting the incident to the ICO. 

The company stated, “Wightlink does not process or store payment card details for bookings. However, the investigation has identified a small number of customers and staff for whom other items of personal information may have been compromised during the incident. 

Wightlink chief executive Keith Greenfield stated, “I would like to thank all my colleagues at Wightlink who responded quickly ensuring that the impact to customers was minimised and that cross-Solent travel and bookings were unaffected.”