Law enforcement take down three bulletproof VPN providers

Law enforcement agencies from the US, Germany, France, Switzerland, and the Netherlands have seized this week the web domains and server infrastructure of three VPN services that provided a safe haven for cybercriminals to attack their victims. The three services Read More …

Germany bans far-right extremist group ‘Sturmbrigade 44’

Germany’s Interior Ministry on Tuesday banned the extreme-right group “Sturmbrigade 44,” after a series of raids across three German states. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer proscribed the group, also known as “Wolfsbrigade 44,” allowing a series of measures to be taken Read More …

German COVID-19 Contact-Tracing Vulnerability Allowed RCE

A security vulnerability in the infrastructure underlying Germany’s official COVID-19 contact-tracing app, called the Corona-Warn-App (CWA), would have allowed pre-authenticated remote code execution (RCE). Researcher Alvaro Muñoz wrote in a report this week that he and his team at GitHub Read More …

Lockdowns return to France and Germany as Europe confronts second wave

Two of Europe’s biggest economies are reinstating some form of national lockdown, as the continent confronts a surge in coronavirus cases and deaths. From Friday people in France will only be allowed to leave home for essential work or medical Read More …

EU sanctions Russian hackers over 2015 German parliament attack

The Council of the European Union today announced sanctions imposed on Russian military intelligence officers part of the 85th Main Centre for Special Services (GTsSS) for their involvement in a 2015 hack of the German Federal Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag). EU’s Read More …

20 Arrests In QQAAZZ Multi-Million Money Laundering Case

An unprecedented international law enforcement operation involving 16 countries has resulted in the arrest of 20 individuals suspected of belonging to the QQAAZZ criminal network which attempted to launder tens of millions of euros on behalf of the world’s foremost Read More …

Up to 15,000 German soldiers to support battle against pandemic

Germany will deploy up to 15,000 soldiers to reinforce civilian authorities increasingly stretched in their battle against rising numbers of coronavirus infections that have reached the highest level since April, the Defence Ministry said on Monday. The country has managed Read More …