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MSSP Alert’s regional coverage of managed security services providers, cybersecurity news and events in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa).

Report: Hackers Hit 500,000 Italian Certified Email Accounts

Hackers breach a server holding roughly 500,000 Italian certified email accounts in what one local official called the “worst attack” in nearly a year.

Symantec: Gallmaker Hackers Target Foreign Governments

Symantec discovers Gallmaker cyber attackers zeroing in on government & military organizations, including embassies of an Eastern European country and Middle East military and defense targets.

FireEye: Russian Researchers Tied to Saudi Infrastructure Attack

Security provider FireEye on Monday blames Moscow-based, government run think tank for supporting malware that caused the shuttering of a Saudi petrochemical plant.

SIEM Provider Exabeam Hires EMEA VP, Targets Splunk

Exabeam hires former Skyhigh Networks executive for EMEA expansion, and strives to counter Splunk in SIEM (security information and event management) market.

Blockchain and GDPR Compliance: A Closer Look

The French Data Protection Authority (“CNIL”) assesses the compatibility of blockchain technology with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Here are CNIL’s findings.

Business Insurer: UK SMBs Hit by 65,000 Cyberattacks Daily

United Kingdom (UK) small businesses suffer an estimated 65,000 cyberattacks daily, according to insurance provider Hiscox. Can European MSSPs save the day?

Alleged Russia-Linked Hackers: Planning Infrastructure Attacks?

The GreyEnergy group (or groups) may attack or hack critical infrastructure targets like ICS (industrial control systems), ESET believes. Still, direct indicators haven’t surfaced.

Falanx Group: SolarWinds MSP’s Preferred MSSP for UK, South Africa

SolarWinds MSP appoints managed security services provider (MSSP) Falanx Group as a Threat Monitoring Service Provider (TMSP) for the UK & South Africa.

Russia Allegedly Probes U.K. Networks: Cyberattacks Coming?

Russian hackers have reportedly tried to break into the U.K.’s network infrastructure in reconnaissance forays — possibly to set up large scale attacks, according to a report.

First GDPR Penalties Levied By Year’s End, EU Privacy Boss Says

Organizations violating the General Data Protection Regulation’s (GDPR) privacy rules will be hit with fines, warnings or temporary bans by the end of 2018, the European Union’s privacy boss says.