Compromise of the networks at the German parliament (Bundestag)
Date of report
  • May 2015
  • Believed to be the work of APT 28
A threat actor compromised the networks of the German parliament for the purpose of espionage. In May 2020, Germany’s federal prosecutor issued an arrest warrant against Russian citizen Dmitry Badin, who is believed to be a member of Russia’s elite hacking unit, APT 28. Afterward, Germany asked European Union governments to impose the bloc’s first cyber sanctions on Badin.
Suspected victims
  • Bundestag
Suspected state sponsor
  • Russian Federation
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Government
Victim government reaction
  • Yes
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response