Germany Considers Laws for Cyber Counter-Attack

Interior Minister Horst Seehofer revealed this week that Germany is mulling the creation of laws that would let it actively respond to cyber attacks.

He further revealed that Iran was ramping up its efforts in attacking German systems. In contrast, the interior minister said that Chinese attacks lessened after the acquisition of some German tech companies by Chinese firms.

According to the new intelligence report by the domestic intelligence service (BfV), the cyber attacks which were backed by Iran targeted the German government, dissidents, human rights organizations, research centers and the aerospace, defense and petrochemical industries.

Source: Reuters

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