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Electronic Attacks with an Intelligence Background

Cover of the publication "Electronic Attacks with an Intelligence Background", editor: Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, Date of information: July 2014Zoom© Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz Cover of the publication "Electronic Attacks with an Intelligence Background"

The digital revolution has significantly changed the world. Our modern information society is currently facing the challenge of having to maintain a balance between security interests and civil rights and liberties while at the same time countering in an efficient and forward-looking way the various threats that go hand in hand with the use of new information and communications technology. The rapid technical development gives foreign intelligence services various, and at the same time new, opportunities for information collection and data spying.


Contents:

  • Risks to Modern Information Society
  • Germany as a Target of Espionage
  • Definition of Electronic Attacks
  • Methods of Attack
  • Example: G20 Summit
  • Attacks on Trade and Industry
  • Cyber-SabotageTargeting National Critical Infrastructures
  • Co-operation in the National Cyber Response Centre
  • Conclusion

Editor: Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz
Date of information: July 2014

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