A website developed by Polish programmers allows anyone anywhere in the world to message cellphones and email addresses of random Russian individuals and companies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.
Senator Krzysztof Brejza has told a parliamentary body probing a spyware case that his phone had been digitally broken into multiple times when he was running the election campaign of the largest opposition bloc, Civic Platform.
The head of the Senate, Poland’s upper house of parliament, has asked the interior minister to explain the circumstances that led to the phone of a senator’s wife being hacked so it could send bomb threats.
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.
Poland's special services are investigating Tuesday night's hack on head of the Prime Minister's Office e-mail and social media accounts, the press spokesman of the minister coordinator of special services Stanislaw Zaryn told PAP.
Polish computer game maker CD Projekt, the company behind the blockbuster The Witcher game, has been hacked by attackers who managed to access its internal network, the company said on Twitter.
The attacks, which targeted several national and regional news sites, involved hackers posting articles ridiculing the effectiveness and preparedness of Polish soldiers and equipment.
The gang which had been involved in distributing stolen user credentials, creating and distributing malware and hacking tools, and was rounded up in the joint Europol operation.