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10997026087?profile=RESIZE_400xNorth Rhine-Westphalia Polizei reported on 06 March 2023, that they have disrupted an international cybercrime gang which has been blackmailing large companies and institutions for years, raking in millions of euros and US Dollars.  Working with law enforcement partners including Europol, the US FBI and authorities in Ukraine, police in Duesseldorf said they were able to identify 11 individuals linked to a group that has operated in various guises since at least 2010.

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10921891279?profile=RESIZE_400xHospitals on the front line of cyberattacks are increasingly strained under the often deadly conditions created by such hacks.  Capitalizing on the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, cyber criminals frequently shut down hospital networks at a time when they were overwhelmed, leading to limited emergency services, canceled surgeries, and a spike in deaths.  Hackers used to treat hospitals as ‘off limits.’  Not the case anymore.

Cyber-attacks have long been viewed as less lethal than missile strikes,

10756233674?profile=RESIZE_400x“Due to a possible cyberattack, the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) has shut down its IT system as a precautionary measure for security reasons.  We are currently working intensively on a solution and defense.  After testing, the IT systems are successively started up so that the services for companies are then available again,” it said last week.  DIHK said it would inform the public as soon as the security of their systems had been fully restored.[1]

“We will inform you on this

10732911664?profile=RESIZE_400xIn the past five (5) years there has been a wide-ranging espionage operation in which more than 150 companies were targeted to be hacked in Germany alone: especially in the area of critical infrastructure companies.  Specifically, the hackers sought out electricity and water supply systems.  After years of investigation, the Germany’s State Criminal Police Office of Baden-Württemberg succeeded in identifying one of the suspected perpetrators: Pawel A.

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10653827693?profile=RESIZE_400xCybersecurity researchers have detailed the various measures ransomware actors have taken to obscure their true identity online as well as the hosting location of their web server infrastructure.  Most ransomware operators use hosting providers outside their country of origin (such as Sweden, Germany, and Singapore) to host their ransomware operations sites.  The actors use VPS hop-points as a proxy to hide their true location when they connect to their ransomware web infrastructure for remote a

10079212455?profile=RESIZE_400xGerman car dealers and distributors have found a new use for blockchains: acquiring and financing their customers quickly and with less paperwork than traditional bank loans.  Using Ethereum smart contracts – computer protocols that facilitate, verify or enforce the negotiation of an agreement – dealerships can provide their clients with immediate access to fiat currencies through dealer credit applications.  But this family-owned dealership has embraced the blockchain by incorporating cryptocur

9259840279?profile=RESIZE_400xDie Zahl der registrierten Cyberkriminalität steigt im deutschen Cyberspace weiter an, wobei sich Cyberkriminelle zunehmend auf "größere Beute" konzentrieren.  Die Zahl der DDoS-Attacken nimmt weiter zu, ebenso deren Intensität.  Die Täter sind global vernetzt und agieren mit zunehmender Geschicklichkeit und Professionalität.  Die Dark-Web-Underground-Economy wächst und stellt eine kriminelle, globale Parallelökonomie dar, die primär auf finanziellen Profit aus ist.  Haupttreiber des Profits ist

9249231500?profile=RESIZE_400xThe number of recorded cybercrimes continues to rise in the German cyberspace, with cybercriminals focusing increasingly on “larger prey.” The number of DDoS attacks continues to rise, as is their intensity. The perpetrators are globally networked and are acting with increasing skill and professionalism. The dark web underground economy is growing and represents a criminal, global parallel economy, which is primarily seeking financial profit. The main driver of profit is still Ransomware, posing