Targeting of emails of German lawmakers, military officials, and embassy staff
Date of report
  • November 2018
  • Believed to be the work of Russian hacker group Snake.
German security officials detected a cyberattack, believed to be by the Russian group Snake, on the email accounts of German celebrities, lawmakers, military officials, and staff of several German embassies.
Suspected victims
  • Germany
Suspected state sponsor
  • Russian Federation
Type of incident
  • Doxing
Target category
  • Government
  • Civil society
Victim government reaction
  • Yes