“A steering committee has been set up for safety networks and information and all relevant federal services are also active, ”the ministry said in a press release. “The problem was detected very quickly and was taken immediately meters for the confrontation".
The hacking attack became known Saturday night. Foreign Minister Peter Guschelbauer said later that systems they were violated until Sunday.
Austria was not prepared for such an attack
A representative of the SPÖ (Social Democratic Party of Austria) stressed that the country's armed forces should receive funding for cyber training courses.
This will help prevention and immediate treatment future hacking attacks.
Experts believe that the hacking team backed by foreign government
"Due to the severity and nature of the attack, a targeted attack by a state group cannot be ruled out", he said the Ministry. "The envisaged state protection mechanisms are active at all levels."
And other governmental ones services European countries have been targeted by state hacking teams. For example, the Russian APT28 team had infiltrated the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defense and other services in March 2018.
The German Federal Ministry of the Interior had confirmed the hack. Indeed, experts had said that the breach of the systems was first detected in December 2017.
In addition, it was found that the APT28 team had access to the German government network for a whole year.
Many European countries have faced similar incidents. No matter what the governments do, it is never complete protection. The chances of an attack are clearly reduced but services and companies must always be on the alert.
Russians hackers often target government agencies
The Russian team APT28 (also known as STRONTIUM, Sofacy and Fancy Bear) has been active since January 2007 and has been involved in numerous espionage campaigns aimed at governments and security companies.
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