The Sejm of Poland will hold a secret meeting, at which the government will hear information about the recent attacks by Russian-speaking hackers on the government infrastructure of Poland and the Internet accounts of high-ranking officials.
According to government spokesman Peter Müller, the officials who requested the meeting are planning to submit classified documents regarding the “large scale” of the attacks.
On June 9, Michal Dworczyk, head of the Polish Prime Minister’s Chancellery, responsible for the implementation of the National Vaccination Program, said that he had been attacked by hackers – e-mail and social media pages belonging to him and his wife were hacked.
In a statement, the politician suggested that Russian-speaking hackers were involved in the attack, since the information was published on the Russian social network Telegram. Dworczyk denied local media reports that his inbox contained secret official documents, saying some of the released information and emails were fabricated.
The incident is being investigated by the Polish special services and the prosecutor’s office.
The editor-in-chief of Gazeta Polska, Tomasz Sakevich, believes that “cyberattacks from Russia are extremely dangerous because they concern state security.”
In 2020, Polish law enforcement officers arrested four alleged members of a hacker super-group that is actively involved in various cybercriminal activities. The group has been responsible for ransomware attacks, the spread of malware, SIM swapping, banking fraud, the administration of fake online stores, and even extortion with explosion threats.
Let me remind you that we talked about the NATO experimented with deceptive techniques to combat Russian hackers.