EU anti-fraud network EUROFISC hacked in Bulgaria

By |julij 26th, 2019|Bulgaria, Cyber Attack, EUROFISC, News, scandals, VAT fraud|

Hackers in Bulgaria have got access to huge amounts of information, including files from the EU’s anti-fraud network EUROFISC. The Commission confirmed to EURACTIV on Thursday (25 July) that it was monitoring the embarrassing situation.

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Bridging the EU’s broadband divides: The importance of trust and security

By |januar 21st, 2019|cable, Cyber Attack, cyber-attacks, News|

The EU has long been plighted by patchy broadband coverage, so much so that previous Commission targets set out for 2020 were put to bed last year by the European Court of Auditors. But could 2019 prove to be a tipping point in the bloc's connectivity ...

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EU negotiators reach agreement on cybersecurity act

By |december 11th, 2018|Andrus Ansip, Cyber Attack, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Act, hack, hacking, Mariya Gabriel, News, WannaCry|

Representatives from the European Commission, Council and Parliament on Monday (10 December) evening banded together to strengthen the bloc's Cybersecurity efforts, reaching agreement on the EU's cybersecurity act.

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Can the EU lead on cybersecurity?

By |november 26th, 2018|Cyber Attack, cyber security, News|

Cybersecurity has become a prominent topic on the EU policy agenda. The NIS directive, the EU's first cybersecurity law, went into effect in May of this year. And the European Commission proposed more legislation, known as the cybersecurity act, in Sep...

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Salisbury fallout: EU adopts sanctions against chemical weapons’ proliferation

By |oktober 16th, 2018|chemical weapons, Cyber Attack, EU sanctions, hybrid war, News, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Russia, Sergei Skripal|

EU foreign affairs ministers in Luxembourg adopted yesterday (15 October) a new sanctions regime as response to the use and proliferation of Chemical weapons. Russia was not mentioned.

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Commission urges EU countries to publicly blame states behind cyber attacks

By |junij 13th, 2018|Andrus Ansip, Cyber Attack, Cybersecurity, EU-Russia relations, hackers, hacking, hybrid war, News, NotPetya, Russia, Salisbury attack, Sergei Skripal|

EU countries have been encouraged to name and shame foreign states that sponsor cybersecurity attacks, in an unusually outspoken announcement from the European Commission.

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Commission expects EU countries to set ‘high fines’ under new cybersecurity law

By |maj 4th, 2018|Cyber Attack, Cybersecurity, data protection, data protection regulation, fines, GDPR, News, nis directive, NotPetya, Sanctions, WannaCry|

European Commission officials who pushed through new cybersecurity legislation set to take effect next week are expecting EU countries to introduce high fines against companies that disobey the rules.

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Commission should ‘walk the walk’ on cybersecurity, German chief says

By |april 9th, 2018|Angelika Niebler, Arne Schönbohm, bsi, certification, Cyber Attack, Cybersecurity, ENISA, Germany, News, NotPetya, WannaCry|

The European Commission should “walk the walk” and use strong encryption to protect its computer networks against hackers---instead of pushing member states to adopt controversial new legislation, the head of Germany’s cybersecurity agency has said.

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NATO visionaries: Artificial intelligence has huge potential for future military capacity

By |november 28th, 2017|Central Europe, China, Cyber Attack, cyber security, defence procurement, European defence, GLOBSEC, hybrid war, India, Nato, News, pesco, Russia, Slovakia, terrorism, Turkey|

The GLOBSEC NATO Adaptation Initiative, led by retired General John R. Allen, presented on Monday (27 November) its final report on the future of the Alliance. In a wide-ranging interview, EURACTIV.com spoke to General Allen and Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, former Deputy Secretary-General of NATO.  

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Ransomware ‘pay up or lose your data’ threat spreads in EU

By |oktober 30th, 2017|Cyber Attack, cyber security, News|

Hackers are increasingly often using ransomware, blackmail viruses that demand ransom from the owner of the infected computer. One click on what looks like an ordinary email from a customer is enough to make the company a victim of extortion. EURACTIV.cz reports.

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