About: Ransomware

Cybersecurity 17-11-2021

Council of Europe adopts additional protocol to tackle cybercrime

Ministers at the Council of Europe, an international human rights body, adopted the second Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention on Wednesday (17 November) to tackle the current surge in cybercrime.
Digital & Media 12-11-2021

Digital Brief powered by Facebook: whistleblower European tour, DMA approved, Google fined

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
Cybersecurity 11-11-2021

Ransomware attacks target German companies at the same time

Several German companies, including electronics retail companies MediaMarkt and Saturn, have been affected by ransomware attacks in recent days. EURACTIV Germany reports.
5G 28-10-2021

EU Parliament committee adopts new cybersecurity law for critical services

The leading committee of the European Parliament adopted on Thursday (28 October) a  legislative proposal intended to secure Europe’s critical entities from cyberattacks.
Cybersecurity 22-10-2021

Cybercrime threat in Germany higher than ever before

Threat levels for IT security in Germany are higher than ever before as cyberthreats increase and cybercriminals become increasingly professional, according to the IT Security Situation Report 2021 published by the Federal Office Information Security (BSI) on Thursday (21 October). EURACTIV Germany reports.
Digital & Media 10-09-2021

Germany’s new cybersecurity strategy unlikely to have effect after elections

In the final stages before the Bundestag elections, the cabinet adopted a cyber security strategy. However, its goals and measures are unlikely to be implemented by the next government. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Cybersecurity 27-07-2021

German county targeted by ransomware asks military for help

The entire IT infrastructure of the Anhalt-Bitterfeld district administration, which was paralysed after being targeted by a ransomware attack at the start of July, has requested assistance from the Bundeswehr, the German armed forces.
Cybersecurity 08-07-2021

Germany not sufficiently prepared to tackle ransomware threats

Extortion of companies through ransomware attacks has reached unprecedented levels worldwide, particularly during the pandemic, but Germany's businesses and public institutions are not sufficiently prepared to address such threats that can put livelihoods and economies at risk. EURACTIV Germany reports.