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Germany's head of domestic intelligence said Wednesday there was a "high likelihood" that the Russian government was behind a cyberattack on German computer networks, although he conceded it was difficult to be 100-percent certain. Hans-Georg Maassen told reporters on the sidelines of a corporate security conference that German authorities carefully monitored the attack after it was discovered in December, and it had not caused any damage. The spymaster said there was no evidence to link it to APT28, the Russian hacking group blamed for a May 2015 attack on the German lower house of Parliament and the U.S. Democratic National Committee ahead of the 2016 U.S. election.German concerns were stoked by news last month that Chinese grid operator State Grid Corporation of China tried to buy a 20 percent stake in German grid operator 50Hertz, and moves by China's Geely to quietly build up a 10 percent stake in carmaker Daimler.
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