State Agency for National Security
Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) and Bulgarian Posts (BGPost) to be included in the list of strategic sites to be inspected by State Agency for National Security (SANS). This will be proposed by the Council of Ministers after the cyber attack, which blocked the work of the post offices, announced the Minister of Electronic Government Bozhidar Bozhanov.
The two SANS (State Agency for National Security) employees investigated for espionage in favor of Russia have been removed. They are heads of sectors and departments in the agency, said SANS chairman Plamen Tonchev.
Bulgaria: Two SANS Officers and Someone from a Ministry are under Investigation for Espionage
The specialized prosecutor's office is initiating pre-trial proceedings to investigate an international organized criminal group set up to commit financial fraud, the investigation said. Under the prosecution's leadership, an international joint investigation team has been set up between Germany, Serbia, Greece and Bulgaria.
The main risks facing Bulgaria are related to security in the Black Sea region, as well as hybrid and cyber-attacks. This was stated by Foreign Minister Teodora Genchovska in connection with the Russia-Ukraine conflict and NATO-Russian tensions during an extraordinary session of parliament scheduled at the request of GERB.
In connection with the information received in June 2021 in Bulgaria's State Agency for National Security (SANS) regarding allegations of participation and ownership of Bulgarian legal entities and individuals in companies registered in offshore zones, the Agency ordered an immediate inspection, which continues to date.
Bulgaria's Anti-Corruption Commission, the National Revenue Agency and the State Agency for National Security have started inspecting the property of the former MP from MRF party, Delyan Peevski. He is one of two Bulgarians on the lists of the international investigation for funds and property in offshore companies Pandora Papers.
State Agency for National Security (SANS) and the Ministry of Interior have requested information from the Energy and Water Regulatory Commission and the Independent Bulgarian Energy Exchange, the two institutions have told BNR. They did not specify what the required information was, but most likely these are documents related to electricity trading on the energy exchange.