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Germany’s cybersecurity chief faces dismissal, reports say

The German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser may be fired because of contacts with Russian security personnel, German media reported on Sunday (9/10/10).

According to several outlets, Arne Schönbohm may have had such contacts through Germany’s Cyber Security Council of Germany.

Schoenbohm was the founder of the association. The association also includes a German subsidiary that is part of a Russian cybersecurity company founded by an ex-KGB agent.

Schoenbohm did not immediately respond to a message via social media.


We were not immediately able to get a response from the BSI or the interior ministry.

Konstantin von Notz, head of the parliamentary oversight panel to Germany’s intelligence agencies, stated that “these allegations must be decisively investigated”.


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