Welcome to Germany, black hats!

Posted August 27th, 2007 by konrad

As was reported in the media (e.g. title story of the german Spiegel magazine) computers of the German government were compromised by Chinese black hat hackers. The Chaos Computer Club uses this incident to question the competence of the decision makers regarding IT security. Certain politicians are constantly proposing to use Trojan horses to infiltrate computers of “criminals”, but are lacking the necessary knowledge to judge the risk of this approach (another proof of this can be found here on netzpolitik.org). The recently established German anti-hacking-tool-law (ยง 202c StGB) makes the necessary tools for preventing these attacks illegal. There is something going really wrong.

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