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Battery maker Varta halts production after cyberattack

German battery manufacturer Varta was forced to shut down its IT systems and stop production as a result of a cyberattack. The Varta cyberattack The cyberattack occurred on …

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Law enforcement teams score major win against DoppelPaymer ransomware gang

In a joint effort, the German Regional Police, Ukrainian National Police, Europol, Dutch Police, and FBI joined forces on February 28, 2023, to take down the masterminds …

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Cybersecurity layoffs in 2023: What to expect?

The economic downturn predicted for 2023 will lead to layoffs but cybersecurity workers will be least affected, says the latest (ISC)² report. Also, as soon as things get …

Eileen Walther
Fine-tuning Germany’s cybersecurity strategy

Recently, Eileen Walther, Northwave’s Country Manager for Germany and specialized in information security, was elected the new Vice President of the Cyber Security Council …

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Cyberstalking tendencies in modern day relationships

One-third of adults who have been in a romantic relationship admit to cyberstalking their current or former partners, a special addendum to the 2021 Norton Cyber Safety …

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German banks to stop using SMS to deliver second authentication/verification factor

German banks are moving away from SMS-based customer authentication and transaction verification (called mTAN or SMS-TAN), as the method is deemed to be too insecure. …

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IT security incidents affecting German critical infrastructure are on the rise

The number of IT security incidents reported by critical infrastructure companies in Germany has soared. In 2017, the German Federal Office for Security in Information …

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German web hosting firm DomainFactory suffers data breach

DomainFactory, one of the largest web hosting companies in Germany, has suffered a data breach. The breach dates back to January 29, 2018, and the attacker had access to the …

Berlin
Hackers breached German government’s secure computer networks

The Russia-linked Sofacy hacking group has breached the secure computer networks of a number of German federal agencies. The group – also known as APT28, Fancy Bear, and …

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German court says Facebook use of personal data is illegal

Facebook’s default privacy settings and some of its terms of service fall afoul of the German Federal Data Protection Act, the Berlin Regional Court has found. By not …

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German government bans children’s smartwatches, tells parents to destroy them

The Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur), Germany’s regulatory agency for public utility companies, has categorized children’s smartwatches as spying …

Berlin
German law enforcement gets new hacking powers

On Thursday, the Bundestag has voted to accept a new amendment that will expand the German police’s hacking powers. The new amendment will allow them to use so-called …

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