KW 27: Foodora hit by data leak, Telekom offers solution for the IoT market, Cybercriminals threaten Covid-19 data deletion


Foodora hit by data leak: In Austria, thousands of users of the food delivery service Foodora were affected by a large data leak. Data from 727,000 customers in 14 countries was stolen back in 2016, including names, addresses and locations. Special notes on how to make deliveries were also included in the leak, for example instructions on which doorbell to ring.

Telekom offers solution for the IoT market: In cooperation with Qualcomm, Quectel and Redtea Mobile, Telekom has developed an integrated SIM solution especially for the IoT market. NuSIM saves space on the circuit board as well as the IoT device. It also offers maximum security for operator profiles.

ETSI: New Cyber Security Standard for IoT Devices: A new standard for cybersecurity in the Internet of Things (IoT) has been unveiled by the ETSI Technical Committee on Cybersecurity. It establishes a security baseline for internet-connected consumer products and for future IoT certification schemes. It is hoped the standard, titled ETSI EN 303 645, will help prevent large-scale, prevalent attacks taking place against smart devices.

Cybercriminals threaten Covid-19 data deletion: The network of the University of San Francisco has been infected with ransomware. The university is one of the leading institutes in the clinical research of Covid-19 drugs. Cybercriminals asked for 3 million dollars to not erase the research data.

Wirecard scandal damages Germany’s image in the financial sector: The European Union has announced that it will investigate whether the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority has failed to perform its duties in the Wirecard accounting scandal.

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Cooperation with other secret services is necessary for the BND: Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court has found numerous violations of fundamental rights in the use of mass surveillance by the Federal Intelligence Service. The BND now wants to evaluate the judge’s decision and analyze its legal consequences. Cooperation with foreign partners is essential for the BND. These partners were “alarmed” by the court judgment. It remains to be seen how an exchange will continue to be possible.

Peering connections and what they offer: Connections to a cloud provider offer many advantages compared to conventional internet connections. Special cloud connections can make sense from a cloud security perspective. Microsoft has partnered with Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Internet Exchange Partners (IXPs) and SDCI (Software Defined Cloud Interconnect) providers worldwide to provide public connectivity with routing from customers to the Microsoft network. With the peering service, customers can select a partner service provider in a specific region.


“Digital sovereignty must be the guiding principle.”
Bitkom President Achim Berg on the German EU Presidency starting on July 1, 2020.


Dealing with hate online: The recent social media barriers for US President Donald Trump have sparked new discussions about hate and agitation. While some platforms struggle to moderate questionable content, others take more drastic measures. Facebook is currently changing its algorithms. On Twitter, an artificial intelligence searches for terms that are listed on an index.

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