EU warns Russia over cyberattacks ahead of German elections

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Friday warned Russia against allowing hackers to attack data bases or spread disinformation in some of the 27 member countries just as Germans were preparing to go the polls for weekend parliamentary elections.

“Some EU member states have observed malicious cyber activities, collectively designated as Ghostwriter, and associated these with the Russian state,” EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said in a statement.

“Such activities are unacceptable as they seek to threaten our integrity and security, democratic values and principles and the core functioning of our democracies,” Borrell said. “The European Union will revert to this issue in upcoming meetings and consider taking further steps.