Russia carried out a cyberattack on the Netherlands during the investigation of the crash MH17 - the media
In 2017, the Dutch IT systems were attacked by the police. The hacker group Cozy Bear, which has ties to Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service, broke into the system through a police academy server.
It was reported by de Volkskrant, citing four sources.
It is noted that the hacking was recorded by the Dutch secret service AIVD. The police found out about this only after the intelligence service reported, as at that time they were busy investigating criminal cases concerning MH17.
It is unknown whether any data was stolen, say de Volkskrant sources. Police and intelligence have officially declined to comment.
"There were many question marks. How long have they been in the system? Was this the first time? Have they already collected data? It was incomprehensible", - was informed in one source.
What is known
- The MH17 plane was shot down on July 17, 2014. He flew from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. The victims of the disaster were 298 people.
- In May, the Netherlands filed a lawsuit against Russia in the European Court of Human Rights for the downing of flight MH17 over Donbas.