Data theft is true digital pioneers


In Germany, the data of 1,000 politicians and Celebrities were stolen. A view to the neighboring European countries proves that Against data abuse and Hacker attacks also have digital pioneer no prescription.

In Estonia, the digital progress has get think a Knax, since 2017 it became clear that the electronic identity card can be the victim of hackers

The investigation in Germany, and who exactly is behind the data theft of about 1,000 politicians, Celebrities and journalists. In the network, their mobile numbers, their E-Mail addresses, and in 50 to 60 cases, sensitive information such as Chat logs, private photos and logs have been widely used. On Tuesday it became known that the Federal criminal police office has arrested a Suspect. This is a 20-Year-old from Hessen, to have specified as the subject of the Anger from politicians. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) condemned the attacks and stressed:”We make in such important matters of our work”. In Germany is now debating the establishment of a cyber police, and to ask many of them: life, the Germans in power more dangerous than others?

 Big Business, Big Loss Of Data

The answer is clearly: no. How often sensitive data falling into the wrong hands, not only shows the Facebook scandal around the now-insolvent company-Cambridge Analytica. The British data analysis company had illegally siphoned off information of more than 50 million Facebook users. The data should be evaluated for the election campaign of present US President Donald Trump. But Facebook is not the only large Corporation that is responsible for this, with millions of users data. Data theft has become a constant companion, the digitisation of the economy, politics and society.

Large Hotel, large data leak: the Marriott group are loss of 500 million customers ‘ data “”

The Marriott hotel chain had to admit in November of last year, you came to the hardly graspable figure of 500 million customers ‘ data lost. Passport numbers, dates of birth and addresses of the customers included. Similar to the negligence of the U.S. ride service provider Uber to be left with customer and driver data. In the fall of 2016, it was announced that 57 million records attackers were captured. Also European companies Shine when privacy is not. The French telecommunications giant Orange captured hack in January 2014, the data of approximately 800,000 customers. With the airline British Airways, the data of some 380,000 new credit cards came in the autumn of 2018-bookings are lost.

And also in France, the hackers struck, in a fear case formidable. Of the servers of the French construction group Ingérop documents were captured to safety-related infrastructure, including data from nuclear power plants, prisons and tram networks. This was publicly in November. According to media reports, to have the construction company-data locations of video cameras in prisons and in high security documentation for the planned nuclear waste Repository in the North-East of France and the personal information of more than 1,200 employees, the company found. The dark figure of the not-yet-public Data has become thefts is likely to be – by looking at these examples much higher.

In Estonia, essential: the electronic ID card makes it all possible Hacker attacks

Estonia: data leak in the digital flagship country

But also digital flagship countries such as Estonia non-life safer. In the summer of 2017, the news of the data leak when the electronic identity card provided there is a stir. Until then, the government of the small Baltic country had made its citizens believe that to be a part of the first fully-digitized company in the world. With all of its advantages, of course. In the centre of the project “e-Estonia” was and is the electronic identity card, on which everything is stored, what the citizens of the digital pioneer nation: from the tax return to the voting in the election.

According to shocked, many were, as a Team of security experts, massive security was able to demonstrate gaps in the digital ID. More than half of all Estonians, hackers had been able to the digital identity stealing, reported the “Financial Times” in the autumn of 2017. Out of a total population of around 1.3 million, so about 750,000 citizens of the data leak were directly affected. The Estonian government tried to smooth the waters and assured that the data leak is now closed. The digital ID remained in circulation. A look at the events in the year 2007, the lives the a digital pioneer, the nation is quite dangerous. At the time, Hacker groups, Estonia participated for the first Time into the visor and paralysed the important Server of the country. In addition to websites of various schools, banks and Newspapers, the websites of public authorities, ministries and the President were attacked. For four days, the first major Cyber-attack on an entire country took. Behind the attacks, a Hacker is suspected to be network from the neighboring Russia.

Sweden: data scandals are fuel for government crises

A data scandal that brought his red-green government in the year 2017 in trouble: Stefan Löfven, currently acting Prime Minister of Sweden

In Sweden, a data scandal in the summer of 2017 resulted in a government crisis. At the time, it was announced that the state transport authority of the country had outsourced their IT management two years prior to the computer group IBM. The U.S. company in turn commissioned sub-contractors in the Czech Republic and Romania, to take care of the databases. So the IT specialists were able to gain despite the lack of security checking access to sensitive data of the Swedish military and the driving licence authority, which caused a shaking in large Parts of the Swedish population for the head. For the then ruling red-green minority government, the data was entered back leak for the ordeal: Two Ministers, but the peace could not stop the politically unstable situation in the country after the recent parliamentary election in September 2018. By the way: Who thought that at least in Switzerland, data are still not sure, was also disappointed the last several times. A particularly prominent feature of the data was theft by the phone provider, Swisscom, to the 800,000 customers of the data are lost.