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German intelligence starts counter-cyberattack arm

Monday 25 March 2013 | 11:07 CET | News
The Federal Intelligence Service (Bundesnachrichtendienst or BND) is to recruit 130 computer forensics specialists for a new department to counter cyberattacks on German businesses and organisations, Spiegel.online reported. Finding the right staff is proving difficult, the current affairs magazine said in its web version. The BND will have to pay high fees to cooperate with hackers and procure the expertise of software companies specialising in anti-virus programmes. The intelligence service even wants to recruit at universities.

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