- April 04, 2013
Now that wars are also being fought on digital battlefields, experts in international law have established rules for cyberwar. But many questions remain unanswered. Will it be appropriate to respond to a cyber attack with military means in the future? By Thomas Darnstaedt, Marcel Rosenbach and Gregor Peter Schmitz more... [ Forum ]
- March 22, 2013
Just how big is the Internet? An anonymous hacker claims to have answered the question via effective but illegal means. The result is a fascinating reflection of online usage around the world. By Christian Stöcker and Judith Horchert more... [ Forum ]
Sie verschaffen sich Zugriff auf fremde Rechner - und spionieren ihre Opfer über deren eigene Webcam aus: Sogenannte Ratter stalken ahnungslose Frauen, dann veröffentlichen sie Fotos und Videos im Netz. Die Betroffenen haben meist nur unbedarft auf etwas geklickt. mehr... [ Forum ]
- February 25, 2013
Companies like defense giant EADS or steelmaker ThyssenKrupp have become the targets of hacker attacks from China. The digitial espionage is creating a problem for relations between Berlin and Beijing, but Chancellor Angela Merkel has shied away from taking firm action. By SPIEGEL Staff more... [ Forum ]
Eine türkische Staatsanwaltschaft fordert mehrjährige Haftstrafen für mutmaßliche Mitglieder der Hackergruppe "Redhack". Die Beschuldigten werden als Terroristen eingestuft. mehr... [ Forum ]
- April 26, 2012
NATO cyberwarfare experts suspect that Chinese and Russian intelligence services are behind a recent uptick in cyberattacks against the Western alliance. SPIEGEL ONLINE has learned that NATO's cyberwarfare unit registers up to 30 such attacks each day. Employees have been warned to be on their guard. By Matthias Gebauer in Mons, Belgium more...
- April 11, 2012
German engineering giant Siemens and a spinoff company allegedly sold surveillance technology to the Syrian regime, according to a German television report. The government could be using the equipment to crack down on opposition supporters, human rights activists warn. more... [ Forum ]
- January 10, 2012
A group of online activists associated with the loose-knit hacker collective Anonymous has set its sights on Germany's far-right scene. But its method of publishing private information in its raw form, creating the potential for further abuse, has drawn criticism from both its supporters and targets. By Marcel Rosenbach more... [ Video | Forum ]
- December 08, 2011
German companies play an important role in the market for surveillance technology used by Arab despots to spy on their people. In this industry worth billions, the companies also earn their money using methods that have been outlawed in their home country. By Uwe Buse and Marcel Rosenbach more...
- November 22, 2011
A surveillance firm claims it can distribute its spyware via faked iTunes updates. Apple appears to have moved to eliminate the security gap, but the debate over trojans used by governments, both democratic and otherwise, continues to boil. By Marcel Rosenbach in Berlin more...