"This topic is boiling in the local information space, however, megaphone diplomacy is clearly counterproductive here. We have repeatedly asked Berlin after the ministerial talks to convey to us the evidence of Russia's involvement in the notorious cyberattacks against the German departments, any real facts, however, nothing has been received," Nechayev said.
The diplomat noted that a dialogue on this issue could be organized within the framework of expert consultations on cybersecurity, something which Russia has once proposed. These consultations were planned for the spring, but Germany canceled them without explanation, according to the ambassador.
On February 28, the computer networks of the German Foreign and Defense Ministries were hit with cyber attacks. Initial reports suggested that the APT28 team, also known as Fancy Bears — which some believe is somehow linked to the Russian government — was behind the attack.
Later, German intelligence services said that the attack was supposedly launched by the Turla hacking group, which allegedly has ties to the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB).