Ukraine war and COVID pandemic fuel cybercrime
15 May 2022 | 5:48 am
Last week, hackers tried to disable the servers of several German authorities and ministries. A Russian group claimed responsibility on Telegram. The Federal Police Office has reported an increase in cybercrime.
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