The BfV (Bundesamtes fur Verfassungsschutz), Germany's internal intelligence service, is [...]
The BfV, Germany’s internal intelligence service used to have low profile but this has changed in recent times as the country grapples with major new challenges. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open border migration policy and the rise in extremism have combined to test the BfV as well as exposing it to damaging politicisation. Intelligence Online has been keeping close track of the situation as it unfolds under the concerned gaze of Germany’s allies.
In recent weeks, Germany, the United States, Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand all denounced computer attacks on their government systems by China's Peoples Liberation Army (PLA). Although quite real, the assaults were by no means new. Chinese intelligence, like [...]