Hackers working for foreign governments or terror groups could threaten next year’s German elections, according to a Munich-based security expert. Wolfgang Ischinger, head of the Munich Security Conference, claimed in an op-ed published in the Bild newspaper on Sunday that powers like Russia and the Islamic State Militant Group (ISIS) were waging an “information war, which is aimed directly into the Achilles heel of our democracies.”
He said that cyberattacks had targeted German parties, and questioned the motives behind such attacks, wondering if foreign enemies wanted “something in hand to have against critical voices, or even to influence the general election next year.”
Ischinger called for an internationally binding law to tackle online crime and digital warfare. “International law must not only apply offline but online too,” he argued.
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