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Netherlands accuses Russia of cyber attack on chemical weapons watchdog

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Dutch security services have announced that they had expelled four Russian military intelligence agents in spring after they tried to commit a cyber attack on the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons from a car.

This handout document released on October 4, 2018 by the Dutch Defence Ministry shows parts of Russian diplomatic passports of alleged Russian agents as the Netherlands expelled four alleged Russian agents in April

Dutch security services have announced that they had expelled four Russian military intelligence agents in spring after they tried to commit a cyber attack on the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons from a car.

French news agency AFP reported on Friday, October 5, citing the Dutch announcement that the OPCW was at the time investigating the nerve agent poisoning of Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal in Britain and an alleged chemical attack on the Syrian town of Douma by the Moscow-backed regime in Damascus.

An April 13 Dutch agents made a search in the car and found electronic equipment in the boot and back of the car to intercept the OPCW’s wifi and login codes, also a hidden antenna directed to the chemical weapons watchdog.

Responded to this and other accusations of Russia directing global cyber attacks, Moscow blamed the West of «spy mania», with the Russian foreign office describing the accusations as «propaganda».


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