14 Nov 2021

Spanish Brewery “Paralyzed” by Cyber-Attack

Sociedad Anónima Damm, Spain’s second-biggest brewery, has suffered from a sophisticated cyberattack. The attack occurred last Tuesday and the company is expected to fully recover over the next several days. The brewery manufactures the world-renowned Estrella Damm lager and has been in business since 1876. The company was forced to

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21 Sep 2021

Europol Breaks Open Extensive Mafia Cybercrime Ring

International law enforcement efforts have led to the takedown of an extensive cybercrime operation run by a gang with ties to the Italian Mafia. According to Europol, the gang utilized violence and intimidation as tactics and collected $12 million in online fraud profits. The group used phishing attacks to defraud

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02 Apr 2021

Fire bomb attack on Spanish leftist party’s office

An office of Spain’s Unidas Podemos party was hit by a fire-bomb attack on Friday. The attack was against a regional office of the leftist party in Cartagena in southeastern Spain. The exterior of the building was damaged. Podemos claims right-wing elements carried out the attack. Calling the attack “street

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25 Sep 2020

UK and France record most daily cases since start of pandemic, as university outbreaks linked to parties

The UK and France are facing renewed outbreaks of the COVID-19 virus, each reporting their highest rise in daily case numbers on Thursday. European universities have been especially hard-hit following students’ return to campuses. Scotland has told their students that they must remain within their household and refrain from having

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13 Aug 2020

Experts warn Spain is losing the 2nd round in virus fight

New COVID-19 outbreaks have emerged across Spain just two months after the country largely eradicated the virus. This week, a military emergency brigade was deployed to erect a field hospital in Zaragoza, a reminder that Spain is far from claiming victory over the infectious disease that devastated the country earlier

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12 Aug 2020

Infections surge in Germany and Spain

In Europe, Germany and Spain have both experienced renewed COVID-19 outbreaks as countries across Europe struggle with border control and economic issues. Germany has seen more than 1,200 new cases in the past 24 hours, likely due to people returning from summer vacations after borders reopened. Germany has warned its

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19 Jun 2020

Coronavirus was already in Italy by December, waste water study finds

Italian officials say that the COVID-19 virus was present in the country in December, after the National Institute of Health stated that water from Milan and Turin showed genetic traces of the virus on December 18. This adds to the increasing amount of evidence that the virus has been circulating

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20 May 2020

Spain’s leader asks parliament for 2 more weeks of lockdown

On Wednesday, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez asked parliament to endorse the extension of Spain’s state of emergency imposed as a result of the devastating COVID-19 outbreak in the country that has killed at least 27,000. This would mark the fifth two-week extension of the state of emergency, which is

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22 Apr 2020

Nations ease some virus restrictions yet public still wary

This past week, some nations have begun to ease coronavirus restrictions to relieve countries’ struggling economies, however, many citizens are still wary of returning to work and daily life. Small shops reopened on Wednesday in Berlin, as well as in Denmark and Austria. In the US, some states are beginning

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13 Apr 2020

Spain is ‘not yet in de-escalation phase,’ health minister warns

Despite a dropping death rate, Spain’s health minister Salvador Illa warned that the country has not yet reached a “de-escalation phase.” Illa stated that it is necessary that the country continues to practice lockdown measures, and that restrictions in place should not be lifted yet. However, the Spanish government hasn’t

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