The „World Bank" researched which countries rely on encryption technologies to ensure secure transactions on the Internet.
Several fake social media accounts spreading messages in support of Iran have been removed from Facebook and Twitter. The deletion of the accounts came after an investigation by internet security firm FireEye.
A year ago the German armed forces set up a command center for internet security. The new German hacker-soldier elite is being trained at the Bundeswehr University, on the outskirts of Munich.
As the US pushes allies to follow suit in closing the door to Chinese telecom firms, Berlin is finally waking up to cybersecurity risks. But some say Germany is still underestimating a wider threat.
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