Pierluigi Paganini January 27, 2023
Hacker accused of having stolen personal data of all Austrians and more

A Dutch hacker who was arrested at the end of last year claims to have stolen the personal data of almost all Austrians.  At the end of November 2022, the Amsterdam police arrested a 25-year-old man from Almere who is suspected of having stolen or traded the personal data of tens of millions of people […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 02, 2022
Austria investigates DSIRF firm for allegedly developing Subzero spyware 

Austria is investigating a report that an Austrian firm DSIRF developed spyware targeting law firms, banks and consultancies. At the end of July, Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) and the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) researchers linked a threat group known as Knotweed to an Austrian surveillance firm named DSIRF, known for using multiple Windows […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 15, 2020
The cyber attack against Austria’s foreign ministry has ended

Austria’s foreign ministry announced that the cyber attack against its systems, allegedly carried by a state actor has ended. Earlier January, Austria’s foreign ministry announced it was facing a “serious cyberattack” and that it could be the work of a nation-state actor. “Due to the gravity and nature of the attack, it cannot be ruled out […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 05, 2020
Austria’s foreign ministry is facing a ‘serious cyberattack’

Austria’s foreign ministry announced it was facing a “serious cyberattack” and that it could be the work of a nation-state actor. Austria’s foreign ministry was the victim of a cyber-attack that is suspected to have been conducted by a foreign state due to its level of sophistication. “Due to the gravity and nature of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 29, 2017
Austrian parties SPÖ and ÖVP want Whatsapp monitoring

Austrian SPÖ and ÖVP parties are fighting for WhatsApp instant messaging and plan further measures to fight the terrorism. Both the Austrian Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ) and the Austrian People’s Party (Österreichische Volkspartei; ÖVP) are fighting for instant messaging monitoring such as WhatsApp. The experts believe that the Government will end anonymous mobile phone SIM […]