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Cyber espionage attack hits German research center

According to German news magazine Der Spiegel, the German Aerospace Center DLR was the target of an espionage attack for several weeks. According to Der Spiegel the attack might be led by a foreign secret service.

An insider named China as the country that might be behind the attack. Chinese letters throughout the malware code and typos typical for Middle Asia seem to proof the suspense. The insider also said that it might just be a trick in order to give prosecutors the wrong impression that China is the attacker. Therefore the attack could actually come from the American intelligence agency NSA. The attack is explosive since the German Aerospace Center not only stores data concerning other solar systems but also about armament and rocket technology.

The research center confirmed the report on Monday and said it had asked the national cyber defense center to investigate the attack.

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According to German news magazine Der Spiegel, the German Aerospace Center DLR was the target of an espionage attack for several weeks. According to Der Spiegel the attack might be led by a foreign secret service.

An insider named China as the country that might be behind the attack. Chinese letters throughout the malware code and typos typical for Middle Asia seem to proof the suspense. The insider also said that it might just be a trick in order to give prosecutors the wrong impression that China is the attacker. Therefore the attack could actually come from the American intelligence agency NSA. The attack is explosive since the German Aerospace Center not only stores data concerning other solar systems but also about armament and rocket technology.

The research center confirmed the report on Monday and said it had asked the national cyber defense center to investigate the attack.