In Germany, ransomware attack halts circulation of some newspapers; country’s cybersecurity chief fired over possible ties to Russian intelligence

Bill Toulas reports:

German newspaper ‘Heilbronn Stimme’ published today’s 28-page issue in e-paper form after a Friday ransomware attack crippled its printing systems.

On Saturday, the newspaper issued an “emergency” six-page edition while all planned obituaries were posted on the website. Phone and email communication remained offline during the weekend.

Read more at Bleeping Computer.

In other news out of Germany, Germany’s cybersecurity chief has been fired over alleged Russia ties. Arne Schönbohm was fired as head of the BSI national cybersecurity agency after media reports linked him to people involved with Russian intelligence services. has more on this other story.

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