The Prosecutor’s office in Prague reported the detention of eight citizens of Russia and Vietnam. Hackers are accused of cyber attack on computer networks of the Czech Foreign Ministry.
Hackers are suspected of hacking into the servers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. According to prosecutors, Russian hackers helped Vietnamese citizens to legalize in the Czech Republic for a fee. It does not specify how many Russian citizens among the suspects.
The Ministry clarified that the detainees are suspected of breaking into the system of issuing residence permits. Four detainees were also charged with money laundering.
According to the Police, attackers could earn tens of millions of dollars.
In turn, Russian blogger Rustem Adagamov, who lives in the Czech Republic, wrote on his Twitter that Russian hackers had hacked the servers of the Czech Foreign Ministry in the interests of the Vietnamese, who can legalize their countrymen’s stay in Europe.