16 Mar 2020

Czech hospital hit by cyberattack while in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak

In Brno, Czech Republic, a major hospital has been hit by a mysterious cyberattack amidst a COVID-19 outbreak that is beginning to spread across the European country. The hospital, Brno University Hospital, stated that the incident postponed urgent surgical interventions. The cybersecurity incident also re-routed new acute patients to a

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11 Dec 2019

Tens of thousands of Czechs call on prime minister to resign

Tens of thousands of Czech citizens took to the streets of Prague to urge the current Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign from his role in the government. The protest, which took place on Tuesday, follows huge rallies earlier this year in which the number of protestors may have reached

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27 Nov 2019

Czech Intel Report Highlights Russian, Chinese Spying

A new report by the Czech intelligence service (BIS) states that “Russian and Chinese intelligence activities affected the sectors of politics, diplomacy, espionage, economy and information struggle” last year, and accuses Russia in particular of carrying out cyber operations “to manipulate the decision-making process and individuals responsible for decision-making.” The

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23 Oct 2019

Czech authorities dismantle alleged Russian cyber-espionage network

In late 2018, Czech law enforcement took down a Russian cyber espionage network set up by Russia’s intelligence agency (the FSB) and Russia’s embassy in Prague, the Czech government announced earlier this week. Russian spies had established a number of hardware and software firms in the country and used the

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15 Aug 2019

Foreign power was behind cyber attack on Czech ministry: Senate

In June of this year, the Czech Foreign Ministry suffered a cyberattack that originated in Russia, a Czech newspaper reported earlier this week. On Tuesday, the Czech Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security acknowledged that a recent cyberattack on the Foreign Ministry was the work of a foreign

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27 Nov 2018

Czech Republic to boost spending on land weapons in 2019

Czech Defence Minister Lubomir Metnar has announced the country’s plans to expand purchases for infantry fighting vehicles, helicopters, mobile air defense radars, and other systems as part of a broader effort to update its military’s inventory and replace older Russian weapons with more modern ones made locally and by its

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17 Oct 2018

Czech intelligence service shuts down Hezbollah hacking operation

“The Czech Security Intelligence Service (BIS) has intervened and taken down servers that have been used by Hezbollah operatives to target and infect users around the globe with mobile malware. ‘I can not comment on the details, but I can confirm that BIS has played a significant role in identifying

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