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The EU agency for law enforcement has recognized the increasing difficulty of police authorities in Europe to access data stored on encrypted networks, as the EU itself attempts to find legal solutions that will facilitate police access to protected communications.
Digital 06-10-2020

Europol charts ‘value of accessing data’ in encrypted cybercrime 

The EU agency for law enforcement has recognized the increasing difficulty of police authorities in Europe to access data stored on encrypted networks, as the EU itself attempts to find legal solutions that will facilitate police access to protected communications.

Bulgaria smells ‘hybrid operations’ under COVID-19 cover

The COVID-19 crisis has been used as a cover for hybrid operations in the EU, the Bulgarian Interior Ministry stated on Thursday (24 September). EURACTIV Bulgaria reports.
Digital 23-01-2020

Germany’s CSU wants to increase monitoring of digital space

At a party retreat on 8 January, Germany's conservative Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU) passed a resolution highlighting its ideas on digital policy. Although digital activists criticised the party's demands for increased monitoring of the digital space, they agreed with its approach to 5G expansion. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Digital 23-01-2020

UN backing of controversial cybercrime treaty raises suspicions

Certain UN members may have been 'bought off' by proponents of a controversial UN resolution on cybercrime in exchange for support on the plans, an official from the Council of Europe who deals with cybersecurity has told EURACTIV.
Cybersecurity 30-11-2018

Germany: Critical cyberattacks target government and military networks

German security services have revealed that critical national infrastructures such as government and military networks have been the target of a series of cyberattacks in November, raising broader concerns about their overall resilience.
Cybersecurity 30-11-2018

UK intelligence services: We don’t disclose every cyber vulnerability

In a landmark move, the UK intelligence services unveiled on Thursday (29 November) the process by which they decide to disclose security vulnerabilities to technology firms. Not every weakness discovered in a system is always disclosed to the company in question, they revealed. 
Cybersecurity 20-11-2018

EU equips itself for fight against manipulation at European elections

Brexit, the American elections - and talso he European elections? It is likely that "fake news" campaigns and attacks by hackers will also launched before the European elections. How well is Brussels prepared? EURACTIV Germany reports.
Cybersecurity 20-09-2018

Companies may try to bypass GDPR fines by negotiating with cybercriminals, Europol say

Europol, the EU's policing agency, released a report on Tuesday (18 September) in which they warned that EU data protection laws may lead to an increase in cyber-extortion.
Cybersecurity 15-03-2017

Pro-Erdogan hackers in Twitter attack as EU blasts Turkey

Hackers supporting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan today (15 March) defaced Twitter accounts of top individuals and institutions with Nazi jibes, as the EU hit back at Ankara's behaviour in an escalating crisis.

Europol in ‘shocking’ data leak

The EU's law enforcement agency, Europol, has had a mixed bag of results recently, ranging from a sensitive data leak scandal and unprecedented success in fighting cybercrime, to an odd festive social media campaign. EURACTIV Germany reports.

German interior minister rejects burqa ban in beefed up security strategy

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière will not support a ban of full body veils for women as part of a multi-pronged security strategy that he presented today (11 August) in Berlin.
Digital 12-04-2016

Lithuanian parliament under cyber attack

Lithuania’s parliamentary website came under cyber attack yesterday (11 April) just as a special session of the World Congress of Crimean Tartars was meeting to discuss mass violations of human Rights in Russian-occupied Crimea.
Digital 19-01-2016

Ukraine says Russian cyber attacks targeted its main airport

Ukrainian authorities will review the defenses of government computer systems, including at airports and railway stations, after a cyber attack on Kyiv's main airport was launched from a server in Russia, officials said yesterday (18 January).
Digital 27-08-2015

EU officials exposed in Ashley Madison hack

EXCLUSIVE: European Union officials used their work email addresses to register with online adultery site Ashley Madison, EURACTIV can reveal.
Digital 22-06-2015

Cyberattack grounds Polish airline carrier

A cyberattack against Polish flagship carrier LOT grounded more than 1,400 passengers at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin Airport in what an airline spokesman described as the "first attack of its kind".

Commission submits plan to fight terrorism, cybercrime

The Commission announced Tuesday (28 April) a European Agenda on Security for the period 2015-2020 defining how the EU executive can bring added value to support the member states in ensuring security.
Global Europe 10-04-2015

After TV5, Paris fears new cyberattacks on media

The French government has called on media to be “vigilant” after the cyberattack claimed by jihadists, which blocked French international channel TV5Monde for several hours, adding that similar attacks could happen again.
Digital 25-11-2014

Primates and monkeys sold online in EU

Primates and monkeys are being sold in the European Union through websites like eBay, a report has found.
Digital 06-06-2014

EU states take aim at radical websites to counter Syria jihadists

Nine European countries endorsed plans on Thursday (5 June) to step up intelligence-sharing and take down radical websites to try to stop European citizens going to fight in Syria and bringing violence back home with them.
Digital 12-02-2014

EU celebrates another Safer Internet Day as cybercrime grows

The European Commission rewarded yesterday (11 February) the best creators of online content for kids as part of the celebrations of the tenth Safer Internet Day, yet cybercrime is growing and is increasingly targeting children.
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