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Federal Office: More people affected by cyber attacks

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People are becoming the target of cyber attacks more and more often. The Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) sees manufacturers and providers of digital services in particular as having a duty to protect consumers. (Source: Oliver Berg/dpa./dpa)

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930003Bonn (dpa) – Consumers in Germany are becoming increasingly aware of cyber Attacks and IT security incidents affected – even without having been directly attacked.92316534

This is the result of the second “Report on Digital Consumer Protection” that the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). Cyber ​​attacks, for example on local government, hospitals or companies, sometimes have a significant impact on many people, the authority reported.

Federal Office: Manufacturers and providers have a duty

BSI President Arne Schönbohm spoke of a “dynamic risk situation” for consumers. Above all, manufacturers and providers of digital offers have an obligation: “Administrative bodies, companies and other institutions must meet their responsibilities. They must ensure that the personal or customer data entrusted to them cannot be lost or misused.” It is also in their own interest to ensure that their digital services are secure and that products are available without restrictions. Schönbohm advised consumers to pay particular attention to information security when selecting service providers and products.

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