Darknet, ransomware, espionage - cybercriminals and state-supported actors play in the Internet, an apparently lawless area, Wild West. Politicians are responding with new regulatory initiatives.
Hans-Georg Maaßen said Germany should be ready with its own malware to counter hackers. Meanwhile, the British MI5 chief has warned that IS still posed a threat to Europe despite losses in the Middle East.
A leading software industry association has warned that the use of unlicensed software increases the likelihood of cyberattacks by a third. Pirated software is particularly hard to combat in emerging countries.
Russian hackers have managed to get into the German government's computers. We don't know exactly how they did it. But we do know which common mistakes make it easy for hackers to find an in and cause damage.
On Wednesday, SpaceX postponed the launch of two tester satellites for a super-fleet of 12,000 — part of its Starlink space-based global internet. Good. That gives us an extra day to talk about cyber security in space.
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