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Russian APT28 hacker accused of the NATO think tank hack in Germany

The Attorney General has issued an arrest warrant for a hacker who targeted a NATO think tank in Germany for the Russia-linked APT28. The Attorney General has issued an arrest warrant for the Russian hacker Nikolaj Kozachek (aka “blabla1234565” and “kazak”) who is accused to have carried out a cyber espionage attack against the NAT
Publish At:2022-06-20 18:28 | Read:403 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence APT28 G

Custom PowerShell RAT targets Germans seeking information about the Ukraine crisis

This blog post was authored by Hossein Jazi and Jérôme Segura Populations around the world—and in Europe in particular—are following the crisis in Ukraine very closely, and with events unfolding on a daily basis, people are hungry for information. Although all countries have reasons to be concerned, the situation is Germany is more complicated than mos
Publish At:2022-05-16 09:01 | Read:590 | Comments:0 | Tags:Threat Intelligence germany powershell rat ukraine

What is Bundesamtes für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI)?

span class="entry-content post-content">Have you ever confused your acronyms?  Perhaps you have laughed when someone has had to explain some of the acronyms used in text messages.  Business, and especially technology acronyms are almost as plentiful as text acronyms.  There are few things as embarrassing as being in a business meeting, and mis
Publish At:2022-03-30 02:07 | Read:757 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Government Complaince Germany Information

Cyberattack on fuel supplier causes supply chain disruption

A cyberattack has disrupted the activities in Germany of fuel supplier Oiltanking Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG. The supplier is, among others, responsible for deliveries to the thousands of Shell and Aral gas stations in Germany.   The Oiltanking division of Hamburg-based Marquard & Bahls owns and operates 45 terminals in 20 countries. As far as we k
Publish At:2022-02-02 16:42 | Read:737 | Comments:0 | Tags:Vital infrastructure APT27 Aral Bundesamt für Verfassungssch

Stand der Cybersicherheit in Deutschland 2021

Laut Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI) ist die Gefährdungslage in Deutschland aufgrund der voranschreitenden Digitalisierung der Gesellschaft und der Komplexität heutiger Cyberangriffe besorgniserregend. Dem BSI zufolge ist die Alarmstufe Rot erreicht.Bedrohungsstufe erhöhtIm Jahresbericht des BSI „Die Lage der IT-Sicherheit in Deutsc
Publish At:2021-12-08 02:05 | Read:1615 | Comments:0 | Tags:German cybersecurity Germany cyber

State of Cybersecurity in Germany in 2021

According to Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), the country faces a grave and growing threat as society becomes more digitally connected and criminals more sophisticated. The BSI said threat levels have reached red alarm levels.Threat level increasedBSI published their annual report “The State of IT Security in Germany in 2021.” I
Publish At:2021-12-08 02:05 | Read:4019 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Security cybersecurity Germany security cyber

Germany protests to Russia over attacks ahead of the upcoming election

Germany has protested to Russia over attempts to steal data from lawmakers and use them to spread disinformation ahead of the upcoming election. Germany has formally protested to Russia over a series of cyber attacks aimed at stealing data from lawmakers that could be used to arrange disinformation campaigns before the upcoming German election. The spo
Publish At:2021-09-08 04:58 | Read:2941 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Intelligence Cybersecurity cybersecurity news

German users targeted with Gootkit banker or REvil ransomware

This blog post was authored by Hasherezade and Jérôme Segura On November 23, we received an alert from a partner about a resurgence of Gootkit infections in Germany. Gootkit is a very capable banking Trojan that has been around since 2014 and possesses a number of functionalities such as keystroke or video recording designed to steal financially-related i
Publish At:2020-11-30 14:30 | Read:2482 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Threat analysis banker fileless german germany gootk

Austrian city falls victim to Ransomware attack

The ransomware group NetWalker has published extracts of data stoeln from the network of the Austrian city of Weiz. Among the published extracts are, among other things, building applications and building inspections. The group has infected the municipality with Ransomware. The small town of Weiz is considered to be the economic centre of the Oststeiermark r
Publish At:2020-05-27 11:50 | Read:2429 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business News b2b Germany Ransomware

xHelper: Android Trojan disguised as cleaning app on smartphones

An Android theft malware disguised as a cleanup application “xHelper” has spread to tens of thousands of smartphones with Google operating systems. Although the application has been around for about a year, security experts are now issuing a new warning. This is because it has proven to be very difficult to locate the malware and it is very costl
Publish At:2020-05-24 08:27 | Read:2584 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business Malware News b2b Germany Trojan

Trojans instead of holidays in Germany

Spam emails are currently being sent to citizens throughout Germany, supposedly from the Federal Ministry of Health. In these e-mails, the recipient is asked to view the modified application form for “family and sick leave”. The form is attached to the e-mail as a Word document. However, this file contains malware that loads the Trojan Trickbot,
Publish At:2020-05-03 10:16 | Read:2461 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business Malware b2b Germany Phishing Trojan

Businesses are expanding their IT security budgets

More than a third of companies want to invest more in cybersecurity and companies are also looking for more and more qualified IT security consultants. These are the results of the current trend survey conducted by Bitkom Research and Tata Consultancy Services, which surveyed approximately 1,000 companies with at least 100 employees. According to the German
Publish At:2020-04-21 05:14 | Read:3632 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business Security b2b Germany

Food Delivery Website in Germany Targeted by DDoS Attackers

Malicious individuals targeted a food delivery website located in Germany with a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.Jitse Groen, founder and CEO of the Germany-based food delivery service Takeaway (Lieferando.de), announced on March 18 that his company had suffered a DDoS attack.A #ddos attack on a food delivery website @takeaway in the middle of a
Publish At:2020-03-19 07:59 | Read:2589 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News DDoS Ge

Enforcement of the GDPR will be strengthened in 2020

At the end of 2019, German data protection authorities indicated that they would intensify the use of the framework of sanctions of the GDPR in 2020. Initially, authorities focused primarily on monitoring, advising and supporting companies in the implementation of GDPR. Enforcement of fines In the past, we have reported on several record breaking fines. For
Publish At:2020-03-09 09:44 | Read:3067 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business Security b2b data control gdpr Germany

A malwareless attack: Adaptive Defense at work….

Cryptotrojans (like Emotet) have been all over the news recently. After all, these forms of malware cause a lot of damage. But it doesn’t always have to be malware that threatens your IT infrastructure and your data. For example, brute force attacks are still a popular method used by cyber criminals to gain access to a company network. In a brute force
Publish At:2020-03-02 07:01 | Read:5895 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business Security b2b Germany malwareless attacks

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