A group of suspected Russian cyberspies accused of interfering in the U.S. presidential election is also attempting to influence the upcoming vote in Germany, according to the country’s domestic intelligence agency.

The Russian hacking group known as Fancy Bear, or APT 28, has been targeting political parties in the country, Germany’s Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) intelligence agency said in a statement Thursday.

The hacking activities have led to a surge in spear-phishing email attacks directed at German politicians, the agency said.  

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