The EU Member States claim that Russia is somehow linked to the new Ghostwriter hackers, targeting the European nation.
"Some EU Member States have observed malicious cyber activities, collectively designated as Ghostwriter, and associated these with the Russian state," said involved authorities via European Council's latest press release.
They added that these new malicious actors are trying to attack the country's security, integrity, as well as its democratic principles and values.
Aside from these, EU members also believe that the new Ghostwriter criminals could be focusing on the nation's democratic functioning.
EU Discovers New Ghostwriter Hackers
According to CNN World's latest report, the new security threat was identified just days before Europe's parliamentary election in Germany.
Involved authorities explained that the newly discovered malicious activities are unacceptable, especially since German citizens can appoint their new successor, who would replace the stepping down Chancellor Angela Merkel.
On the other hand, EU Member States claim that the new Ghostwriter hackers are targeting members of the government, Parliaments, and the press and civil society.
The new alleged Russian-linked cyberattack is just one of the rising malicious activities across the globe. In other news, cybersecurity experts confirmed that thousands of confidential LimeVPN user data were leaked. On the other hand, Bangkok Airways also suffered from a massive data breach.
Is There a New Cold War?
As of the moment, Russia hasn't commented about the new accusation from the EU Member States. On the other hand, the European nation also did not release any statement if the rising hacking activity is also linked to a new Cold War scenario.
Axelandra Von Nahmen, the Brussels Bureau Chief, posted a screenshot of the European Union's press release on Twitter. In the comment section, a Twitter user said that Cold War is still very active, claiming that it did not end in 1990.
The EU calls out Russia for "malicious cyber activities," targeting politicians, officials, reporters & activists in the EU by accessing computer systems and stealing data. "We urge the Russian Federation to adhere to the norms of responsible state behaviour in cyberspace." pic.twitter.com/lbWqywyIAn— Alexandra von Nahmen (@AlexandravonNah) September 24, 2021
His statement is still unproven. As of the moment, the best thing you can do as a resident is to wait for the EU's further announcements and suggestions about the new Ghostwriter hackers.
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Written by: Griffin Davis