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Chinese spy agencies tried to hack German government e-mails before G20 summit: report


Chinese intelligence agencies attempted to infiltrate e-mail accounts of senior German government officials shortly ahead of an international summit in Russia last year, the German magazine Der Spiegel reported, citing unidentified sources.

Senior members of several federal ministries and banks received malware-infected e-mails ahead of the G20 summit in Saint Petersburg in September last year, the report said.

An unnamed government spokesperson confirmed to the newspaper that hackers attempted to “compromise the Chancellery’s information security”, referring to the office of the Germany’s head of government, Angela Merkel.

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