US cyber security firms say ransomware attacks are on the rise and increasing in sophistication. Ransomware encrypts a target computer's files, demanding payment to unlock them. Experts in
Two Germans are believed to be behind the notorious darknet drug market Hansa. Right after the pair were arrested last month, authorites secretly took control of the site and turned it into a honeypot trap.
The man authorities believe was behind a massive darknet marketplace has been found hanged with a towel in a Thai prison. Police were reportedly hoping to extradite him to the US to face trafficking charges.
Over half of all companies in Germany have been affected by spying, sabotage or data theft in the last two years, says an industry association. It estimated that the attacks cost the firms about 55 billion euros a year.
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