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Government confirms intervention of Russian hackers in Catalan crisis

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Since the day of the referendum there has been the suspicion that Russian hackers had interfered with the process of Catalan independence to destabilize the Country. Today Íñigo Méndez de Vigo (government spokesperson ) and María Dolores de Cospedal (Defense Minister ) have confirmed that there has been an interference of Russian and Venezuelan hackers in the crisis in Catalonia. After this statement they’ve announced that they will deal with this great problem during the next European Union Foreign Affairs Council meeting. It’s not the first time that Russia is accused to interfere with the political and social situation of other Countries through technological means. It has been the case of USA Presidential Elections and the last elections in Germany. According to the Popular Party spokesperson in Eu Parliament this would represent a way for Russia to destabilize the EU. Nevertheless according to the Defense Minister it has to be considered first that the hackers were in Russia and not that the interference has been carried out by the Russian Government.

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