Hacker attack on Rhein-Pfalz district: ProSec founder Tim as expert in the news

On Oct. 28, 2022, the news program 17:30 on Sat1 reported on a hacker attack on the Rhine-Palatinate district and its district administration in Ludwigshafen. As a result of the cyberattack, the entire digital infrastructure of the district administration has been paralyzed for a good week, the broadcast said. Our founder and professional hacker Tim was interviewed as an expert on this incident in the feature.

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This is probably how the hacker attack on the Rhine-Palatinate district took place

Tim explained via video conference that there are usually two ways for an attack like the one in Ludwigshafen: Less likely, he said, is an attack via a technical vulnerability. More often, hackers break into the system via the human factor (for example, through phishing e-mails) in order to spread further and further, Tim said.

The goal is to encrypt the system's internal data for blackmail on the one hand and to exfiltrate it on the other hand in order to be able to threaten to publish it.

The more likely and common path is the human factor.

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Rhineland-Palatinate Minister of the Interior takes responsibility for sponsors

Cyber attacks continue to increase in Rhineland-Palatinate, the article says: This year alone, there have already been over 100 investigations in this area. Rhineland-Palatinate's Minister of the Interior Michael Ebling makes it clear: "Administrative bodies must ensure that their systems are protected.

You can watch the whole contribution in the Sat1 broadcast 17:30 with Tim as an expert here:
Sat1 Mediathek 17:30 LIVE - Broadcast from 28.10.2022

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