Germany creates nerd army to combat Russia and China cyber attacks


The German government has created a new nerd army to combat the increasing cyber threats coming from Russia and China. In order to save the democracy, Germany has created a new cyber response team called Mobile Incident Response Teams(MIRT). This team will have a cyber security strategy in place which will help the Germany government to isolate their nation from any kind of internet attacks on authorities and supply network operators.

The new team will be stationed at the Federal Office for Information Security and will be assisted by additional special units and mobile teams created and assisted by Federal Criminal Police Office(BKA) and Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution which is a Germany’s domestic security agency.

Germany’s new nerd team is well capable of dealing with situations such as ransomware attacks. Since such cyber attacks have the potential to threaten free speech and democratic decision-making process.

Ransomware is nothing but a kind of malware which penetrates into a network, takes hold of the database and locks the entire files and folder access through remote commands. If a specified amount of ransom is paid, then the cybercriminal will unlock the files. Otherwise, the files remain inaccessible. There are also many instances where criminals failed to show up for unlocking the database after receiving the ransom.

As the technology of digitalization is offering potential attackers more and more chances to commit cyber crimes, many big nations are showing a lot of interest to prepare themselves in a proactive way.

According to Reuters, most of such cyber attacks are mainly controlled by state-sponsored groups from Russia and China.

As there is a high probability of cyber attacks luring on next year’s German elections, the German government took the decision to build a nerd army now to combat with all kinds of future cyber attacks.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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