Watch out, Europe. Germany is top of Russian hackers’ list | Natalie Nougayrède

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The Bundestag was hacked in 2015. Angela Merkel should expect this year’s election to be targeted too

One year ago in Berlin, Lisa F, a 13-year-old German-Russian girl, disappeared for 30 hours. When she returned to her parents, she claimed she had been kidnapped and raped by “Arab” men. This was a lie – as she later admitted. She had fallen out with her parents and invented the whole story. But that did little to stop the episode from becoming the centrepiece of a whirlwind Russian disinformation campaign aimed at destabilising Angela Merkel and German institutions.

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