German Counterintelligence Complains of Russian Propagandists & Hackers

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According to the German counterintelligence, Russia increases its propaganda in order to to destabilize the German society.

German Counterintelligence Complains of Russian Propagandists & Hackers

Head of the German domestic BfV intelligence agency, Hans-Georg Maassen (Photo: Reuters / Fabrizio Bensch)

The German counterintelligence reported about sudden strengthening of Russian propaganda, aimed to destabilize the German society, the Reuters news agency reported on Thursday.

“We see aggressive and increased cyber spying and cyber operations that could potentially endanger German government officials, members of parliament and employees of democratic parties,” head of the domestic BfV intelligence agency, Hans-Georg Maassen, said. According to him, in this way Moscow tries to influence the German elections and undermine stability in the country.

The official also mentioned huge financial resources, which are spent in order to disconcert Russian-speaking residents of Germany, as well as to sow perplexity among politicians. Maassen explained that the final goal of hackers and propagandists is a split of the EU and lifting of the anti-Russian sanctions.

Earlier, head of the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND), Bruno Kahl, also said that there is a potentially high level of cyber threats from Russia during the election campaign for parliamentary elections in 2017.

There is a risk that using such reports, the German authorities can introduce censorship in some form – for example, to restrict access to some websites on a provider level.

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  • Carol Davidek-Waller

    Germany doesn’t need any help destabilizing itself. Their willingness to carry water floor U.S. neocons and their banking mafia can manage very nicely.

  • goingbrokes

    “Maassen explained that the final goal of hackers and propagandists is a split of the EU and lifting of the anti-Russian sanctions.” LOL. This is the goal of every decent, clearly thinking person! So FU Maassen.

  • FkDahl

    The problem is people reporting the truth, such as SouthFront. It is expensive to successfully argue against the truth, and even with lots and lots of money left the despicables might still not be convinced.

  • Ace

    Perplexity among German politicians is their natural state. Angela Merkel and voters who support her government are the only danger to Germany.

    And a while back, wasn’t it the US that was hacking German officials? This scapegoating of Russia is pathetic and is a product of propagandists, just like the “fake news” fakery.

    The globalists/Treason Class are desperate to find excuses to attack free speech so they can conceal their betrayal of their nations by means of mass immigration. “European values” and “our values” do not encompass patriotism or free speech but they for damn sure encompass transparent official lying.

  • Joseph Scott

    Ah, warnings from the BfV, the organization that, in the name of fighting extremism, has actually conducted, though it’s implanted agents, almost all of the terrorism in Germany for decades! Lenin would be proud of what good pupils they are!