Collecting Non-Facebook Data

Germany Orders Facebook to Stop Collecting Non-Facebook Data (and Why it Doesn’t Matter)

On Feb. 7, the German Bundeskartellamt (the Federal Cartel Office)—the equivalent to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division—ordered Facebook to change the way it does business, at least in Germany. The ...
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German Teen Confesses to Data Breach Affecting 1,000 Politicians, Journalists

German Teen Confesses to Data Breach Affecting 1,000 Politicians, Journalists

2019 kicked off with a major security breach in Germany that compromised the personal data of some 1,000 politicians, journalists and celebrities, including Angela Merkel, Green party leader Robert Habeck, TV personality ...
German Counterintelligence

German Counterintelligence: There are Spies Active in Germany

German counterintelligence officials highlight the activities of Russia, China and Iran in the annual report prepared by the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV), the domestic intelligence service of the Federal Republic of Germany ...
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Vengeful hacker exposes DomainFactory customer banking data and passwords

Vengeful hacker exposes DomainFactory customer banking data and passwords

A German web-hosting firm has suffered a severe data breach because one of its employees reportedly owed money to the attacker. The company only learned of the breach when the hacker announced ...
Hidden Costs of Cybersecurity Detection Really Add Up

Research Uncovers the Hidden Costs of Detection-based Cybersecurity [Infographic]

Our new research conducted by Vanson Bourne finds detect-to-protect security costs organizations more than $16 million per year. This is despite the fact that detection-based cybersecurity is failing to keep up with ...

Smoke Loader: malware exploiting meltdown/spectre fears

Tom Allen for V3: Fake website jumps on Spectre/Meltdown patch hype – Smoke Loader malware is hiding in plain sight May pass itself off as a patch for AMD systems, and as ...

Spies are watching… on LinkedIn

The young professionals portrayed in the LinkedIn listings are hot, enticing, and fictitious ...
Chinese spies create fake LinkedIn profiles to spy on Germany

Chinese spies create fake LinkedIn profiles to spy on Germany

Chinese intelligence agents have flooded LinkedIn with fake profiles of young professionals in an attempt to pervade German business and politics, warned Hans-Georg Maassen, head of the German Federal Office for the ...

Germany Preparing Backdoor Law

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The German Interior Minister is preparing a bill that allows the government to mandate backdoors in encryption. No details about how likely this is to pass. I am skeptical ...
Dissecting China's Global Bilateral Cybersecurity Strategy

Dissecting China’s Global Bilateral Cybersecurity Strategy

Is China making nice in the cyberworld or is the company blowing smoke up our legs? Over the course of the past two years, we have seen China sign multiple bilateral cybersecurity ...
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