0
Broadband

Germany raises cyber attack alert level

Monday 20 March 2017 | 10:38 CET | News
The German government has raised its alert level for cyberattacks ahead of parliamentary elections, warning that attacks are already in progress, according to a report by Reuters. The alert level has been increased to "heightened readiness". German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) president Arne Schoenbohm said government networks were being attacked "on a daily basis", but did not give further details. He confirmed that the BSI office was working closely with election officials, political parties and the federal states to ward off cyberthreats and stand ready to react.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

We hope you've enjoyed your free articles. Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Internet
Companies: BSI
Countries: Germany
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Germany falling behind on digitisation index – BVDW

Published 09 Mar 2017 10:59 CET | Germany
After an EU index ranked Germany eleventh on a digital economy index, German industry group BVDW has warned the country must ...

German Federal Cabinet adopts self-driving draft law

Published 26 Jan 2017 12:55 CET | Germany
The German Federal Cabinet has approved a draft law that would allow full use of automated driving systems on German roads. The ...

German govt aims for G20 cyber-security alliance -- report

Published 25 Jan 2017 13:42 CET | Germany
The German government hopes to promote cyber-security co-operation among G20 members to protect the integrity of financial ...

German IT security office focuses on election influencing

Published 02 Jan 2017 11:50 CET | Germany
The German federal bureau for IT security BSI is keeping taps on possible election influences from hackers and or automatic news ...