Identity theft: BSI update, accurate information and warnings on 7 April




Internet users will soon be taught identity theft in the network, radio and TV about the “biggest”. So far, it is relatively quiet in the traditional media, which is also the fact that no specific warning from the Federal Office for Information Security is gone out in the information technology. What exactly is happening?

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On 03 April reported the news magazine Der Spiegel about a data theft on a gigantic scale, which is scheduled to go to a total of 18 million e-mail addresses along with passwords. The Verden prosecutor has just present this information to verify, as in Verden specialized for these cases people sit. On 04 April gave the Federal Office for Security in Information Technology published the first release.

It was said so far:

“The Federal Office for Security in Information Technology (BSI) is currently working with high pressure and in collaboration with authorities and providers on a solution, how and in what way affected Internet users can be informed. The relevant information is the BSI provide short term. ”

In the meantime, far from the media ignored, a new update on the part of the Federal Office. Here one can now be incorporated initial findings. So you have received millions of addresses, also working with major e-mail provider is currently at full speed on a privacy protection compliant solution as the affected Internet users can be informed.

This merger and the previous solution covering around 70 percent of the affected German e-mail addresses which have been the BSI passed by the prosecution Verden. For the holders of the remaining e-mail addresses, for example those that are hosted on other providers or by the user, the BSI is preparing a warning service.

Details of the method, the BSI on Monday, 7 April 2014 to inform. Until then, the necessary and proceeding in close cooperation with the authorities and the online service technical and organizational preparations have been completed.
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