Czech foreign minister summons Russian ambassador over cyber-attacks

Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský summoned the Russian ambassador to Czechia, Alexandr Zmejevskij, to the Czernin Palace on Monday over Russia's recent cyberattacks on Czech institutions and critical infrastructure.

On Friday the ministry announced that the Russian-controlled APT28 group, which is linked to the country's GRU military secret service, has been targeting Czech institutions with cyber-attacks that exploited a previously unknown vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook since last year. Mr Lipavský said the attacks were intended to seriously endanger the security and stability of the country.

Attacks in connection with APT28 were also reported by Germany, who took the same step of summoning their Russian ambassador last week.

Author: Anna Fodor