Czech Republic Summons Russian Envoy to Protest Cyber Attacks

(Bloomberg) -- The Czech government summoned Russia’s ambassador to protest cyber attacks against the country’s institutions and critical infrastructure, for which Prague and its NATO allies blame the Kremlin’s intelligence services.

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European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries have accused Russia of conducting hybrid warfare, such as cyber attacks and disinformation campaigns, to undermine democracy and weaken support for Ukraine.

“We have called on the Russian Federation to refrain from this behavior, which is contrary to UN standards and its own obligations,” Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky said in a statement.

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The move echoes a similar protest by Germany, which last week said it had clear evidence of attacks directed by a group called APT28, which Western countries said is controlled by Russia’s military intelligence agency. Those attacks targeted Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s Social Democratic Party, as well as government departments and various companies.

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