Targeting of Hungarian Foreign Ministry networks
Date of report
  • March 2022
  • Believed to be the work of the government of the Russian Federation.
The Federal Security Service and the Russian military intelligence agency have conducted cyberattacks against the Hungarian Foreign Ministry since at least 2012 to retrieve critical information Hungary’s diplomatic relations with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the European Union (EU).
Suspected victims
  • Hungarian Foreign Ministry
Suspected state sponsor
  • Russian Federation
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Government
Victim government reaction
  • Yes
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response