Foreign Ministry:  Czech institutions targeted by GRU cyber-attacks

Czechia, along with Germany, the European Union, NATO and international partners, has strongly condemned activities of the Russian state-controlled actor APT28, who has been conducting a long-term cyber espionage campaign in European countries.

According to the ministry’s statement, published on Friday, Czech institutions have been the target of attacks exploiting a previously unknown vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook since last year. The method and the focus of the attacks matched the profile of the activities of the APT28 group, linked to the Russian military secret service GRU.

“We are determined to respond strongly to this unacceptable behaviour together with European and international partners," the ministry said, calling on the Russian Federation to cease these activities.

Author: Ruth Fraňková