20 May 2020

WolfRAT Android Malware Targets WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger

A new Android malware family has been identified by security researchers after it was repeatedly spotted in campaigns against Thai targets. According to researchers, the malware family, dubbed WolfRAT, targets popular messaging apps to gather intelligence. WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are among those utilized by the malware operators, who are

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01 May 2020

Germany opens landmark trial of Syrian regime officers accused of crimes against humanity

Yesterday, Germany began a landmark trial of Colonel Anwar Raslan, a former high ranking Syrian regime officer who is on trial for overseeing the torture of thousands of prisoners. Raslan worked for Syrian intelligence services before defecting in 2012, a year before the beginning of the Syrian civil war. Raslan

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08 Apr 2020

Worst recession in decades piles pressure on EU to agree new relief package

According to forecasts published on Wednesday, Europe’s top two economies are experiencing the worst contraction in decades as EU officials work towards new measures to relieve economic pressure and distress. German economic research institutes stated that the country’s economy is likely to shrink by 4.2% this year as a result

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09 Mar 2020

Italy quarantines north in drastic bid to slow virus spread

Italy’s Premier Giuseppe Conte put northern Italy under quarantine after recording 7,300 confirmed coronavirus cases, meaning that over 16 million Italian residents are effectively on quarantine until further notice. Although all tourists may go home, public spaces such as museums and popular tourist architectural sites are closed until further notice.

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25 Feb 2020

German man drives car into Carnival crowd, injures 30

On Monday, a German a 29-year-old German citizen intentionally drove a car into a crowd at a Carnival parade in Volkmarsen, a small town 175 miles southwest of Berlin. While the motives of the attack are still unknown, the man is being investigated on suspicion of attempted homicide. In the

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20 Dec 2019

Frankfurt shuts down IT network following Emotet infection

One of the largest financial hubs in the world has shut down its networks earlier this week as a result of a malware attack involving the infamous financial malware Emotet. Frankfurt has become the fourth Germany entity to shut down its IT network due to an attack in the past

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18 Dec 2019

Web Hosting Firm Slapped With $10 Million GDPR Fine

The German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information has imposed a $10.64 million fine on a German telecoms provider, claiming it had not taken sufficient technical and organizations measure to prevent malicious actors and unauthorized persons from achieving access to customer information. The company, 1&1 GmbH, was

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20 Nov 2019

Son of former German president stabbed to death in Berlin

German police reported that the son of former German president Richard von Weizsaecker was stabbed to death at his workplace in Berlin. Fritz von Weizsaecker was giving a lecture at a hospital in Berlin where he worked as the head physician when a man jumped out of the audience and

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13 Nov 2019

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announces plans for fourth factory and design center near Berlin

Yesterday, CEO Elon Musk announced plans to open a fourth ‘Gigafactory’ in Berlin, Germany. Other factory locations currently include the Gigafactory battery plant in Nevada, a charging equipment and future Tesla Solar Roof factory in New York and Shanghai. Musk stated that he chose Germany due to its reputation for

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03 Oct 2019

Dutch police take down hornets’ nest of DDoS botnets

A “bulletproof” hosting provider used by cybercriminals to host dozens of Internet-of-things (IoT) botnets has been taken down by Dutch police. The company, called KV Solutions BV, was popular among cybercriminals because it refused to take action against its customers, even if they were using the hosting services for criminal

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