German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer leaves news conference in Berlin, Germany July 24, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
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Germany is considering laws that would let it respond actively to foreign cyberattacks, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said as he presented a domestic intelligence agency report showing Iran was the latest power to ramp up hack attacks on German systems. The agency also reported that the volume of cyberattacks from China had seemingly dwindled as the number of acquisitions of German high-tech companies by Chinese firms had risen.In response to the report, which highlighted cyberattacks by Iran, Russia and China, Seehofer said that the agency needed to acquire the power not just in order to track and clean up cyberattacks, but also to launch countermeasures.
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