E-mail the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia has undergone a massive hacker attack

© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova in fotobanka. Archival photoE-mail the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia has undergone a massive hacker attack© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova the image Bank

Email the Russian foreign Ministry has undergone a massive hacker attack, said Friday the official representative of the Ministry Maria Zakharova.

«E-mail Ministry of foreign Affairs was subjected to hacker attack. Very large, large, with big consequences. The investigation into hacker attacks on information resources of the subdivisions of the Central apparatus of the foreign Ministry and its representative offices on the territory of the Russian Federation and diplomatic missions showed that on June 29 in the first half of the day, there was a mass mailing of the order of 138 cases we have identified that the fake emails to the email addresses of the users domain mid.ru», Zakharova said during a regular briefing.

As the diplomat noted, for the distribution you have previously used the compromised account of the Russian Embassy in Iran, the source was an IP address registered in Hungary.

«The letters contained a web link to download the document, a newsletter and e-mail address of the press service were listed by the sender», — said Zakharov.

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