Denmark Says ‘Key Elements’ of Russian Government Hacked Defense Ministry

The Kremlin denied the allegations that Russian hackers breached email accounts at Denmark’s Defense Ministry and Foreign Ministry in 2015 and 2016.

MOSCOW — The Kremlin on Monday denied accusations that “key elements” of the Russian government had hacked into email accounts at Denmark’s Defense Ministry over the last two years in a sustained cyberattack.

A new report by the Danish government’s Center for Cybersecurity said that hackers had breached email accounts and servers at both the Defense Ministry and the Foreign Ministry in 2015 and 2016. The hackers gained access to login information but did not obtain any classified information from the compromised Defense Ministry accounts, the report said.