>> The fake news media or press, fake, fake->> Hacks, leaks, and fake news. They tainted coverage of the US and French elections, and now as September's vote draws closer, Germany is worried it will be next. German authorities last week accusing Moscow of cyber attacks aimed at German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
In specific, a Russian hacking group called Fancy Bear, also blamed for meddling in France and the US. Reuters senior correspondent Andrea is at the Bundestag.>> All of this poses a threat to Merkel and her campaign to win a fourth term in office. Russia is known to have links to the Alternative for Germany Party, the AfD.
The far right anti-immigrant party that has been very critical of Angela Merkel for allowing in over a million refugees.>> Russia denies any involvement in the the attack. Fancy Bear has also been accused of stealing quote, large amounts of data from the German government in 2015. The weird thing was, no information was released as a result.
>> That information, what's missing, what was taken in 2015 is what is worrying German officials. The hackers that are involved in this case are the same ones that were also linked to the DNC hack. US intelligence officials have concluded with high certainty that Russian hackers were behind that hack.
>> The question now is if or when the stolen data will surface. In the meantime, Germany is executing its game plan, beefing up cyber security and training lawmakers on how to avoid being hacked. Come September, those defenses may be put to the test.