Estonia: At least one case of extortion reported following Asper Biogene data leak

Investigations into the Asper Biogene data leak that came to light last week are ongoing, and there is already at least one known case of an attempt to extort money from an individual in connection with the data leak. When Read More …

NATO deepens cyber coalition with Asian partners

NATO countries wrapped up one their signature cybersecurity exercises in Estonia this week, welcoming South Korea and Japan to the proceedings as alliance officials seek like-minded governments to harden their collective virtual defenses. The Cyber Coalition 2023 event in the Read More …

Estonian state continuing to collect personal telecoms data

Obtaining data from telecoms firms in the course of criminal investigations in Estonia still goes on, despite stricter limits put in place by the European Union from last year. In April 2022, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) found that Read More …

Estonian duo accused of $575m cryptocurrency scam

Police in Estonia have arrested two men suspected of running a $575m (£485m) cryptocurrency scam involving hundreds of thousands of victims. Estonian police investigated the case with the FBI, and US authorities want to extradite the pair – Estonians Sergei Read More …

Estonia hit by ‘most extensive’ cyberattack since 2007 amid tensions with Russia over Ukraine war

Estonia was subject to “the most extensive cyberattack” since 2007, the Baltic state’s government said on Thursday, a day after it started removing Soviet-era war monuments from public areas in the wake of Russia’s February invasion of Ukraine. The Russia-based Read More …

Ukraine: EU deploys cyber rapid-response team

A cyber rapid-response team (CRRT) is being deployed across Europe, after a call for help from Ukraine. The newly formed team of eight to 12 experts, from Lithuania, Croatia, Poland, Estonia, Romania, and the Netherlands, has committed to help defend Read More …

Kurat võtku! Estonia identifies security risk in almost 750,000 ID cards

The Estonian government has discovered a security risk in its ID card system, potentially affecting almost 750,000 residents. “When notified, Estonian authorities immediately took precautionary measures, including closing the public key database, in order to minimise the risk while the Read More …