Now Malta points fingers at Russian cyber intervention

  • As per reports, relations between Malta and Russia has further dipped with Malta accusing Kremlin of interference in local affairs through increased cyber-attacks.  

    Since Malta has taken charge of the Presidency of the European Council of Ministers at Brussels, it has been recording unusually high number of Denial of Service (DOS) attacks and over 5 million phishing email attacks on its servers for the last three quarters. 

    With general elections coming up in June, Maltese government is worried that the increased hostile attacks might be aimed at undermining local elections. 

    The Maltese government is said to have received intelligence from a foreign source, suspecting a Russian hacker group called Fancy Bears, having close ties with Kremlin, to be behind the attacks.