Czech Government Emails Targeted in ‘State Sponsored’ Hack

Expect similar stories as the German and French elections near.

By Phil Muncaster

A highly sophisticated cyber-attack likely to be state-sponsored has been discovered targeting the emails of Czech Foreign Ministry staff ahead of major elections in the country this year, it has been revealed.

Foreign minister, Lubomir Zaoralek, told the press on Tuesday that the hackers weren’t able to get hold of any classified information, although it’s believed they may have been inside the government systems for some time and he is playing down the seriousness of the attack.

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