German cybersecurity chief: Army attacked over 284,000 times this year

Computers belonging to the German army were attacked by hackers close to 300,000 times in the first few weeks of this year, Ludwig Leinhos, the new head of cyber command of the German army, told Bild Sunday.

Leinhos, who took charge of the German army’s cyber unit on Saturday, said that in future, wars could be won and lost online and Germany must prepare for the worst.

“From hacker attacks to state attacks, we must be prepared for everything,” Leinhos said. “In the first nine weeks of this year alone, the Bundeswehr computers were attacked more than 284,000 times.”

Bild reported that 13,500 computer specialists will be working within the cybersecurity wing of the German army in response to the threat. …

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