Hackers linked to the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) hacked the Dutch police system in 2017, the Dutch newspaper Volkskrant reported, citing sources. The hackers allegedly could have accessed data from the investigation into the crash of flight MH17.
The hack was reportedly discovered by the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service. Police did not notice the cyberattack, which caused great panic during the investigation into the crash. However, it is unknown whether the hackers gained access to information about the investigation into the crash of flight MH17.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the U.S. is hiding very important facts about the MH17 crash. According to him, for the past seven years, the American side has refused to provide satellite images of the crash site.
“They still stubbornly, categorically refuse to provide satellite images that were taken in July 2014, when the Malaysian Boeing crash happened,” Lavrov said. According to him, a court in the Netherlands recently announced that there was no hope of obtaining the images from the U.S.
REFERENCE. There were 298 people aboard the plane that crashed in Ukraine in 2014. Earlier in The Hague, the court began a trial on the merits of the MH17 crash case. Russian citizens Igor Girkin (Strelkov), Sergei Dubinsky, Oleg Pulatov and Ukrainian citizen Leonid Kharchenko are the defendants in the case. Only Pulatov’s lawyers participate in the process.
Recall that the defendants completely deny their guilt. At the same time, the court is going to find out whether the plane was shot down by a Buk missile, where it was fired from and whether the above-mentioned people were involved in it.