Diplomatic correspondence in the EU has been accessed by anonymous hackers for several years, during which time they downloaded thousands of dictation, the New York Times reports.
According to the newspaper, hackers hacked up the correspondence through the European communication network COREU. Among the correspondence were foreign policy, trade and duty, migration, terrorism and the description of diplomatic meetings.
As the publication notes, hackers had access to weekly reports from EU representations in Russia, Kosovo, Serbia, Albania, China, the United States and Ukraine.
The newspaper source said that the hacker’s attack was not aimed at publishing stolen data. As the publication writes, on the contrary, it was a «purely spy question.» It is also noted that hackers used a technique similar to that used in the elite unit of the People’s Liberation Army of the People’s Republic of China.
The cyberattacks touched the networks of the United Nations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Finance Ministries around the world. Many organizations were not suspected of hacking.