A nationwide unique research expert network in Eastern Bavaria wants to put the Internet criminals the craft Regensburg/Passau, the Internet has become a dangerous place: for years, the number of cyber criminals is soaring. From February to June 2009 the number of malicious Web pages has more than doubled, with which criminals Try to get passwords and personal data of innocent users. About 20 million computer viruses and Trojans are currently known. Several hundred are added every day. Internet experts believe that more than 100 million computers infected\”are and where the enemy attackers have the entire system in the handle. The University of Maryland has calculated that every 39 seconds there a hacker attack on the Internet, where in most cases high explosive to steal your data. Gloomy prospects for the future Internet Security? In Eastern Bavaria their craft has is a unique research and expert network of the task made it significantly more difficult the Internet criminals make. There are already first successes.
Many future projects are in the drawers of the scientists. It takes hardly a day on the Internet scammers make no big headlines: professionally organised trade in confidential customer data, damage through hacked website, plundered accounts by Bank data ausgespahte. Users are often powerless faced with the virtual attacks. Cybercrime is spreading further, because the exchange of money and information on the Internet represents a tempting target for evil-doers\”, says Dr. Herbert Vogler, Managing Director of IT incubator East Bavaria GmbH. It coordinates the activities of the strategic partnership for security, a coalition of more than 40 Eastern Bavarian companies and three universities. The goal of the nationwide unique initiative: new approaches to develop in order to increase the security of the private households as well as the company. Already today more on the future of data – and Internet safety is nowhere research in Germany than in the Region between Regensburg and Passau.