Media: Russia for years had unlimited access to the IT system of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry, headed by Szijjártó

The opposition demands Szijjarto’s resignation.

Peter Szijjarto / REUTERSPeter Szijjarto / REUTERS

Russian intelligence services have had unlimited access to the IT systems of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry for years.

It is reported by Direct36 .

In connection with the investigation of the local publication, Russian hackers attacked Szijjártó’s networks and other Hungarian cyber infrastructure for at least 10 years.  

Even now, some hackers, including those supported by the Russian government, have access to information that is transmitted through the Foreign Ministry.

“The Russians are no longer in the pantry, but in government offices: for years, Russian special services have had practically unlimited access to the entire IT system of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,” the opposition “unity of Hungary” said.

They write that Viktor Orban deliberately handed over Hungary to Russia not only through a long-term gas contract, an AES Paks 2 loan, but also by placing Russian spies in Budapest, which helped the Kremlin to “dismantle” the country’s cyber defense.

Journalists also point to the guilt of Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto, who “not by chance received an award from Sergei Lavrov, and that is why the minister also prevents a joint European response to Russian aggression.”

The opposition will demand the resignation of Szijjarto from the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Hungary does not support closing the skies over Ukraine, refuses to provide territory for the transfer of military aid to Ukraine and opposed the oil embargo against Russia.

For years, the Orban government has reacted with restraint to Russia’s unleashed aggression against Ukraine, maintaining close contacts with the Kremlin.

A number of EU countries have already condemned the position of Budapest. So, Polish President Andrzej Duda accused Orban of making the country’s economy practically dependent on Russia. And Czech Defense Minister Yana Chernokhova sabotaged the summit of the heads of defense departments of the Visegrad Group.

(C)UNIAN 2022

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