How has the internet affected political considerations?


Selected links from the security policy press review

The fight against the corona pandemic confronts the world with enormous tasks and turns the exceptional into the normal state. Exit restrictions and bans, border controls, maintenance of critical infrastructure: many states are fighting internally with numerous measures against the further spread of the virus and the consequences of the crisis. But the virus is also fundamentally changing many things internationally and is further aggravating the situation in poor, sanctioned, heavily populated or war-torn countries. How will the "emergency state" (Gumbrecht) change society? What political and economic effects will the Corona crisis have? Here you will find a bundled selection of articles from the security press review.

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3D model of the SARS-CoV-2. (& copy picture-alliance, Hollandse Hoogte)

Left from 05/11/2021

"Cyber ​​criminals are getting more and more professional"

According to the "Cybercrime Situation Report" published by the Federal Criminal Police Office, the number of registered cybercrime cases in Germany increased by 8.7 percent to over 108,000 in 2020 compared to the previous year, reports Andreas Kopietz. "The largest proportion of cybercrime cases is computer fraud. (...) 'The corona pandemic has caused an enormous surge in digitization. As a result, cybercriminals are also opening up new opportunities every day,' said the head of the BKA Cybercrime Department, Carsten Meywirth on Monday. There are also rates of increase in the high double-digit range in the area of ​​data changes, computer sabotage, for example through the installation of malware. "
(Berliner Zeitung, May 10th, 2021)