2015 Cyberattack on the German Parliament – Probably by the folks who hacked the DNC

An interesting read on how a cyberattack – similar to what was apparently done to the Democratic National Committee in 2016 – unfolded in Germany. Cyberattack on the Bundestag: Merkel and the Fancy Bear | ZEIT ONLINE

This is a long article on how the Germans discovered the attack, and what they did about it.

The lethargic pace of the bureaucracy is most interesting. Days elapsed after they were warned of the existence of the attack. The way different bits of the government don’t work very well together. The fact that politicians were shocked – shocked! – to discover that they might be the target of hackers.

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