Germany

Most German Firms are vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report 2021 states that most of the German firms are vulnerable to cyber attacks and are topping the list of the study group with a loss tally of $48 million. The report was compiled after analyzing data gathered from over 6042 companies operating across UK, US, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, France, Ireland and […]

Cyber Attacks on Vaccination centers of Germany

When the entire world is busy with a vaccination drive to eradicate COVID-19 from their region and the whole globe, Germany’s Angela Merkel warned that the vaccinations centers are vulnerable to sophisticated cyber attacks that could bring the vaccination drive to a major halt. In an update sent to Bloomberg by the Interior Ministry of […]

Ransomware Attack on Whirlpool and the Funke Media Group of Germany

Whirlpool Corporation has reportedly become a victim to Nefilim Ransomware, thus putting an end to the year 2020 rather unpleasantly. Highly placed sources say that the attack might have been launched in the first week of November and it came to light on the Boxing Day after Christmas 2020. Why the Michigan based electronics giant […]

Ransomware attack on hospital results in patient death

For the first time in the history of ransomware, a patient death has been directly linked to a file encrypting malware attack. According to sources, a woman suffering with a life threatening condition was diverted to a remote hospital because of a ransomware attack caused by a Citrix add-on software vulnerability, eventually causing death of […]

Merkel confirms Russian Cyber Attack on German Parliament

Angela Merkel, the Politician and Chancellor of Germany have expressed pain on knowing Russia has been launching cyberattacks on her country to steal 16 gigabytes of documents which includes one from her own parliament office and her personal email account.   Speaking to the lawmakers on May 13th, 2020, the 65-year old said that she […]

GermanWiper Ransomware attack warning for Germany  

Ransomware attack reports are in that a new variant of ransomware is targeting companies operating in Germany. Dubbed as GermanWiper the ransomware tends to have the ability to replace the infected files with zeroes and ones, thus destroying the ability to recover the files with decryption keys after a ransom payment or by any other […]

Ransomware attack on Telangana and Andhra Pradesh power utilities

1.) A ransomware attack on the websites of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh power utilities is said to have forced the related officials to pull their respective websites offline. The restoration of the data is going on full swing and most of the systems might get restored by the day end of Friday. News is out […]

Facebook rejects a new data security policy of Germany

Germany on Thursday announced that it will impose new restrictions on ways Facebook collects data from users prevailing in the region. But within few hours of this announcement, the world leading social media giant said that it is going to reject the data protection policy of Germany and will appeal to the court by the […]

Cyber Attack on all Top Politicians of Germany

In what appears to be one of the worst data breaches in the history of Germany, many German politicians, Journalist, and celebrities were targeted by a cyber attack early this week- which the German intelligence claims to be the act of its adversaries. The leaked data includes mobile numbers, email addresses, physical address and bills […]

Kaspersky survey confirms 31 percent cyber attacks lead to job losses

A survey conducted by Kaspersky in association with B2B International says that 31% of last year’s data breaches have led to job losses. And out of those who lost jobs, 29% of them belonging to SMEs and 29% of them belonging to large companies were not related to the IT field. All these days, many […]

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