EU wants sanctions against hackers after cyber attacks

EU wants sanctions against hackers after cyber attacks

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Europe wants to cyber-attacks, hard tackling economic sanctions against hackers. This is a so-called ‘ diplomatic ‘cyber-toolbox’ furnished.

That is a statement of the Council of the European Union, which consists of the buitenlandministers of the 28 member states. States may not knowingly allow their territory is used for illegal ICT-operations, writes the Council.

How harsh the penalties are, depends on the “scope, size, duration, intensity, complexity, sophistication, and impact of the cyberactiviteit.” It can then go to review travel prohibitions and freezing of bank deposits.


The penalties must be hackers and countries that are unlawful cyberoperaties allow in any case be deterred. The need for such measures is increased following alleged Russian involvement in the U.s. elections, and reports about foreign influence on elections in Europe.

During the recent French and British elections, there was talk of hacks. In september, following the elections in Germany, which worries about foreign interference in the elections in Europe, a concern remains.

In addition, the recent ransomware attack WannaCry called. In that attack, with the as yet unknown perpetrator came under British hospitals flat. In the Netherlands were the consequences of that attack are relatively limited.

See also:
What we know about the ransomware WannaCry

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