Thuringia: Tens of thousands of emails with malware to the state administration

Erfurt (dpa/th) - The IT infrastructure of the Thuringian state administration has been exposed to many attacks in the past year.

Thuringia: Tens of thousands of emails with malware to the state administration

Erfurt (dpa/th) - The IT infrastructure of the Thuringian state administration has been exposed to many attacks in the past year. According to State Secretary for Finance Hartmut Schubert, around 40,000 e-mails containing malware were received by the state authorities' computers. The report for the past year presented in the cabinet on Tuesday assesses the IT security situation in Bavaria as very tense and critical. Around 30 million e-mails were therefore rejected centrally for security reasons. According to Schubert, almost another 900,000 emails were spam.

The state administration received a total of 42 million external e-mails. According to Schubert, the approximately 20,000 employees continue to be the biggest problem in IT security. To ensure that no questionable emails or links are opened, the staff must be further sensitized and trained.

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