Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Germany braces for cyberattacks at G20 next week

Protests at next week's G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, could also come from all over the internet. And that's what's worrying Germany's top cybersecurity officials. Dozens of experts will stand by at a 24/7 command center among the 20,000 police with dogs, horses and helicopters there to deal with potential physical violence from the expected tens of thousands of protesters, reports Reuters. "As the national cybersecurity agency ... we're concerned about everything from (persistent threats) to groups like Anonymous and Lulzsec that could be planning political protests using cyberattacks," said Arne Schoenbohm, president of Germany's Federal office for Information Security, in an interview with the news agency.

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