A team of hackers with ties to the Belarusian regime, and whose actions were part of a campaign known as Ghostwriter, is likely responsible for the hacking of email accounts used by current and former Polish government officials, a US cybersecurity firm has said.
At the request of Poland, the European Union in a Friday statement condemned the alleged Russian cyberattacks that targetted the member states.
Poland's prime minister on Tuesday announced the creation of a special service to counter cyber threats to the country.
There must be a decisive and joint response by Poland and countries from the West to all the displays of Russian aggression, said a spokesman for the Polish special services chief in a text published on the Ukrainian "StopFake" website on Friday.
The head of the Prime Minister’s Office said that he had offered his resignation to the head of the government on the day that cyber-attacks on his email and social media accounts were revealed, but it was not accepted, said the official on Monday.
Poland’s Internal Security Agency has determined that the hacker campaign dubbed “Ghostwriter” had also penetrated the email accounts of MPs, a spokesman for the Polish security services chief said on Friday.
EU leaders at a summit in Brussels have agreed to a Polish request to include criticism of recent cyber-attacks on leading Polish politicians in the meeting's conclusions, an EU source has told PAP.
US-based cybersecurity firm Mandiant has told PAP that they have uncovered numerous activities against Poland within the framework of the 'Ghostwriter' operation, confirming earlier findings of the Polish services.
A spokesperson for the Minister-Special Services Coordinator has said that over 4,350 e-mail accounts owned by Polish citizens have been hacked by the Russian security services
The head of the Prime Minister's Office has demanded a correction by the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza of articles it wrote covering a cyber-attack on his private e-mail account.