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MSSP Alert’s regional coverage of managed security services providers, cybersecurity news and events in Europe.

Chinese Hackers Harness NSA Tools to Attack Europe, Asia

Chinese (Buckeye) cyber spies leveraged NSA hacking tools and reverse engineered the code to attack targets in Europe and Asia, Symantec says,

Orange Acquires SecureLink, Creates Massive MSSP

Orange is acquiring SecureLink, one of Europe’s largest MSSPs offering cybersecurity consulting, integration, managed detection and response (MDR) services.

Hackers Weaponize TeamViewer Remote Control Software

Cybercriminals use TeamViewer remote access software to target European government finance authorities & representatives, Check Point Software research indicates.

MSSP, IT Security Acquisition: Nixu Buys Denmark’s Ezenta

Finnish cybersecurity company Nixu acquires Ezenta, a Danish IT security consulting firm. The combined firm offers managed security services across Europe.

Norsk Hydro LockerGoga Ransomware Attack: Business Recovery Update

Norsk Hydro explains the LockerGoga ransomware attack, business recovery efforts, and the status of various systems.

EU Adopts Europol Protocol to Handle Cross-border Cyber Attacks

European Union member states have adopted a new Europol emergency response protocol for law enforcement agencies to handle major cross-border cybersecurity attacks.

Norsk Hydro: LockerGoga Ransomware Cyberattack Triggers Network Outage

Norsk Hydro suffers LockerGoga ransomware cyberattack. Norwegian aluminum company suffers worldwide technology network outage. Updated March 20, 7:23 a.m. ET.

eSentire MDR: 90% European Bookings Growth Since 2017

Managed security services provider (MSSP) & managed detection & response (MDR) company eSentire records 90% bookings growth in Europe over the past two years.

3 Ransomware Trends Every European MSP Should Know

How are ransomware attacks impacting european MSPs (managed IT service providers) & their customers? Datto’s Chris Tate explains survey results.

Malta’s Bank of Valletta Uncertain to Find Hacked $14.7 Million

Malta’s Bank of Valletta (BOV), hit by cyber robbers in a €13 million (US$14.7 million) theft late last week, may never recover the full amount stolen, a bank official said.