KW 26: Ransomware threat for 1 & 1 customers, Implementation of EU copyright directive meets with resistance, Wirecard requests online payment services in Singapore


Ransomware threat for 1 & 1 customers: The Proofpoint security experts have identified risks for German users and customers of 1 & 1. Cyber criminals are using the malware GuLoader to download and install the ransomware Hakbit on victims’ computers.

Implementation of EU copyright directive meets with resistance: Germany’s Federal Chancellery and the Federal Ministry of Economics have requested that the justice department restrict the ancillary copyright law. The draft law is currently too strongly geared to the interests of online users and search engine operators, according to the economics ministry and chancellery.

Low-code and no-code platforms: Manual code programming is considered unnecessary for many application parts, since no programming knowledge is generally required for so-called no-code platforms. But a good low-code platform can also offer all the functionalities of a no-code platform.

Samsung Blu Ray devices cannot be used worldwide: Since Wednesday or Thursday, owners of Samsung Blu-ray players have been complaining that the devices no longer work. The company’s development department is already working on solutions.

CD database freedb obsolete: CD, DVD or Blu-ray computer drives can be transferred to a PC hard drive using suitable software. This is one of the main reasons why the CD database freedb is now history.

Wirecard requests online payment services in Singapore: In order to maintain business operations, Wirecard has submitted a license application to the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) in Singapore. The reason is that the city-state has previously announced a new law on payment services in the country.

“Sapphire Now” customer conference flopped: Due to the pandemic, SAP held this year’s Sapphire Now customer conference virtually, but the website collapsed
“Automotive Patent Wars”: German Federal Cartel Office ends patent dispute between Nokia and Daimler
Warning of new CPU gaps: AMD has known about vulnerabilities since April
Datagroup acquires 24% of cloud startup Cloudeteer: German IT service provider Datagroup has announced further takeovers
New operating system from Apple: iOS 14 and iPad 14


76 percent of companies obtain computing power from the cloud.


Activist group DDoSecrets publishes 296 GB of US police files: Twitter has suspended the @DDoSecrets Twitter account for violating its policy about the distribution of hacked data after the account shared links to hacked data stolen from US law enforcement agencies. The DDoSecrets account belonged to an activist group going by the formal name of Distributed Denial of Secrets. On Friday, last week, the group published 296 GB of data they claimed to have received from the Anonymous hacker collective. The data dump, dubbed BlueLeaks, contained millions of documents that were stolen from a Texas company named Netsential that provided web hosting services for various US law enforcement entities.

Cloud computing is growing: Bitkom Research and KPMG stated in the Cloud Monitor 2020 that many companies are using new digital technologies via the public cloud for IoT or data lake application solutions. Three out of four companies use cloud computing. As a result, the company’s own data center is losing importance. Cloud applications have prevailed across the economy as the key technology for tomorrow’s business, said Dr. Axel Pols, managing director of Bitkom Research.


“Cybersecurity dangers lurk every day and everywhere.”
Jakob Huber, head of IT at Aare Energie AG.


Windows applications still targeted by hackers: Hacker groups are using fake Windows error reports to hide malicious codes and collect information about targeted systems.

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