A large number of cyber attacks hit public institutions and authorities in 2019. The administration of the city of Frankfurt am Main, the Berlin Chamber Court and the administration of Neustadt am Rübenberge are just three examples that show the catastrophic consequences that an infestation with malware can have for authorities. In all these cases, it was the banking Trojan Emotet – the most dangerous malware in the world at the moment, according to the Federal Ministry for Information Security (BSI) – that was able to paralyze these authorities and in some cases still does so.
The Coronavirus pandemic, the outbreak of which was first discovered in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, in late December 2019, is currently a constant topic in the news. Favoured by the hesitant behaviour of the Chinese authorities and global travel and air traffic, there are, according to information from the Federal Ministry of Health, at this point in time (as of 5 February 2020) more than 24,000 cases of infection and over 400 deaths attributed to the corona virus. In addition to these dramatic health consequences, the virus also poses other dangers.
IT infrastructures today are regularly exposed to dangerous and sophisticated attacks by hackers. With the growing number of attacks, the technological maturity of the attack methods used increases: Emotet, WannaCry, Locky, DDOS attacks or Zip bombs repeatedly threaten companies and authorities, and in many cases cause considerable damage.
Malware endangers computers, systems, IT infrastructures, and entire companies. The aim of these attacks, which are carried out using malware, is to capture data, documents and passwords. In most cases, the criminals want to enrich themselves with the money of their victims. The financial losses for private individuals or companies can be serious: Financial damages, including […]
For months we have been reading about increasingly sophisticated attacks on companies. With every new wave, we are amazed to discover that a particular virus or trojan is especially dangerous and clever. The programmer of the malware may even award himself or herself a medal if the German BSI issues a report or a news […]
Criminals have recently launched a wave of email attacks targeting industrial AutoCAD files. The focus is on companies in the renewable energy and automotive sectors. Industrial espionage thus reaches an unprecedented scale.