Hacker war

by Professor Dr Eberhard Hamer

Some time ago it was reported that cyber spies had allegedly cracked the data system of the federal administration of Germany and of the Bundeswehr. It was not possible to prove who the perpetrator was, but the war minister blamed Russia and and has the press behind her, which started a big clamour about the Russian danger of cyber attacks.
It is possible that Russian hackers are behind the alleged cyber attack. This would have to be tackled – once it has been proven.
What is incomprehensible, however, is the fury of our media about a “Russian cyber attack”, which has not even been proven yet. For 20 years, the same media have thought nothing of the fact that the US, Israel, Great Britain and France are spying on Germany nationwide, the US even from German soil and at German cost.
The Pentagon commands 70,000 digital US offensive warriors who “operate daily in over 80 countries worldwide”. So the above mentioned occupying powers – above all the US – hack in Germany not only twice, but constantly, without incurring any criticism. Even Angela Merkel did not find the permanent spying on her mobile phone decent “among friends”, but did not defend herself.
When one knows that data espionage and hacker attacks have in the meantime become a matter of course for the US and are carried out daily in Germany, one is surprised at the racket the German media are making about attacks which are attributed to the Russians, but perhaps also originate from the Americans.
After all, the US has described “cyber-, information- and media war against Russia” as a priority preparation for war against Russia – as it did before the Second World War.
When will our government finally come up with the idea of denouncing, banning and prosecuting not only unsolved hacker attacks, but also resolved and unequivocal ones?    •

(Translation Current Concerns)

Finland’s President Niinistö: Russia does not threaten the Baltic States

cc. In an interview with the German newspaper “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” on 15 September 2018, Finnish President Sauli Niinistö was asked whether he saw Russia as a threat. He replied: “No, I don’t think Russia will attack any of the Baltic states, and there is no reason to attack Finland. There is more of a global threat, but there is also a healthy balance. If there were a war, nobody would win.”