More than half of German companies have been hit by spying, sabotage or data theft in the last two years. A survey by the industry association Bitkom estimates the crimes cost firms €55 billion a year.
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.
Recent revelations that Uber paid a $100,000 ransom to two hackers has surprised many experts. But a look back at recent history shows a growing trend; for hackers it’s becoming a lucrative way of life.
Germany's domestic intelligence agency has accused Russia of engaging in ongoing cyberwarfare. The aim, he said, is to steal information and to carry out sabotage against its enemies - both real and imagined.
More and more people are being arrested by both Russia and Ukraine on charges of espionage. The arrests will likely make the forthcoming negotiations for a peaceful settlement of the Ukraine conflict even more difficult.
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