Germany Issued An Arrest Warrant For A Russian Hacker Dmitry Badin
The German Prosecutor General's office issued an arrest warrant for Russian Dmitry Badin, suspected of hacking the Bundestag, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reported on Tuesday.
According to the newspaper, investigators were able to identify two Russian hackers, but there was only enough evidence for one of them - Badin. The Prosecutor's office said that he is a member of the hacker group Fancy Beat, which allegedly " belongs to the GRU."
The FBI is looking for Badin because of the attack on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and he is also accused of manipulating the US election in 2016.
"It is assumed that Badin is one of those who helped Trump through the theft and publication of emails of his rival Hillary Clinton," the newspaper writes.
According to Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Dmitry Badin was born on November 15, 1990, in Kursk. Investigators believe that Badin is one of the main figures behind the hacker attack on the Bundestag, and the Prosecutor's office has already informed the President of the German Parliament, Wolfgang Schaeuble, about the issuance of the warrant.
You should not count on a "quick process" to find and detain a suspect. Besides, if he is detained somewhere, he will first be extradited to the United States.
"The Prosecutor General's office is convinced that it will be able to prove not only that Dmitry Badin personally participated in the hacker attack on the Bundestag, but also when and how it was done, the newspaper writes. It is assumed that on may 7, 2015 at 13:29, Badin created a malicious program VSC.exe, and at 13:31 used it and managed it.
As reported, back in 2018, the US Justice Department indicted several Russians, including Badin, on articles related to the Commission of cyberattacks. The Agency claims that all of them are employees of the GRU, whose purpose was to collect data in Canada, the United States, and Europe.