09 Jul 2020

German Police Seize BlueLeaks Server

German police have taken down servers belonging to an activist group in an attempt to shut down recent BlueLeaks exposure of US police records that date back several decades. A member of the organization, which is similar to WikiLeaks, confirmed the news earlier this week on twitter, stating that the

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01 Jul 2020

German Special Forces unit to be dissolved, source says, after reported far-right links

On Tuesday, a source reported to CNN that an elite German military unit will be disbanded. The group, called the Second Commando Company of the KSK, announced the disbanding after reports that the group had a number of extreme right-wing members. The KSK was designed in the 1990s to be

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25 Jun 2020

Wirecard: Scandal-hit firm files for insolvency

Wirecard, a payments firm, has filed for insolvency after a large scandal that caused its shares to dive 80%. The German firm disclosed that there was a massive hole of €1.9bn missing in its accounts. Former CEO Markus Braun has been arrested and accused of inflating the company’s finances to

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23 Jun 2020

Germany imposes fresh lockdown after coronavirus outbreak at meat factory

Following a huge outbreak of COVID-19 at a meat processing facility in North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany, the entire region has re-entered a lockdown similar to the one imposed on a national level earlier this year. The district of Guetersloh is home to more than 360,000 people and will face restrictions over

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12 Jun 2020

Critical Vulnerabilities Expose Siemens LOGO! Controllers to Attacks

Siemens has disclosed critical bugs that affect its LOGO! programmable logic controllers. The vulnerabilities can be exploited remotely and used to launch denial-of-service attacks. Siemens stated that the flaws impact all versions of the devices, which can be compromised when an attacker modifies the device’s configuration. LOGO! devices are designed

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09 Jun 2020

Phishing Attack Hits German Coronavirus Task Force

An ongoing phishing attack has been targeting executives of a company working to provide the German coronavirus task force with protective gear. The company is multinational and more than 100 high-profile executives have received phishing emails. The name of the company is unknown at this time, however, sources have revealed

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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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