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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24 Sep 2019

Iran rejects fresh accusations over Saudi oil attack

France, Germany and the United Kingdom agree with previous claims the United States and Saudi Arabia that Iran was behind the recent drone attacks that disrupted about half of Saudi Arabia’s oil capacity. In a joint statement issued on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, German

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05 Aug 2019

GermanWiper ransomware hits Germany hard, destroys files, asks for ransom

A destructive ransomware campaign is targeting users in Germany and to a lesser extent in other German-speaking countries. The ransomware, dubbed GermanWiper, is distributed via malicious emails (malspam) and as the name implies, it doesn’t encrypt files on infected systems, but permanently destroys them by rewriting the content with zeroes.

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11 Jun 2019

Iran has increased production of enriched uranium – IAEA

Iran is increasing its production of enriched uranium, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed. Last month, Iran announced that it would scale back some of the commitments it made under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, as a result of which the country’s stockpiles should start exceeding the caps

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20 May 2019

Chinese cyberspies breached TeamViewer in 2016

According to German newspaper Der Spiegel, German software manufacturer TeamViewer suffered a breach at the hands of Chinese state-backed hackers, as a result of which the attackers have had access to TeamViewer’s internal network since 2014. The attackers allegedly used Winnti, a notorious backdoor Trojan. While TeamViewer acknowledged that it was

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