Spyware cyberwar

German government to use Trojan spyware to monitor citizens

A spokesman for the German interior ministry announced on Monday that the government had approved the usage of Trojans to monitor suspected citizens.

The interior ministry spokesman defended the government’s decision, saying “basically we now have the skills in an area where we did not have this kind of skill.” The program was already endorsed by members of the government in autumn 2015, the ministry said.

Trojans are software programs, also known as malware, specially designed to get into users’ computers. They are often used by hackers and thieves to gain access to somebody else’s data.

No.1 on the list – PEGIDA

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  • David Murrell

    The German police will use Trojan malmare to spy on ani-Islamist dissidents. Muslim rapists will got off scot free.

    • Yup. That is exactly what will happen.

    • Clink9

      You can bet your bratwurst they will.

      • Etobicoke_Gladiator

        Is that bratwurst halal? That is the only growth industry in Germany: halal food.

    • canminuteman

      Bring on the civil war.

  • Tokenn

    Remember how the Stazi had about a third of the population of East Germany spying or informing on the rest? This is German efficiency at its best!