CYBER ATTACKS – MAIN PRESS WEBSITES IN FRANCE UNAVAILABLE

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keywords: cyber attack, ddos, cyber-security, press, france. After the massive attacks on the Luxembourg State servers, several French press websites such as Le Monde, Le Figaro, Sud Ouest, 20 Minutes, L’Obs were unavailable for about an hour on Wednesday afternoon. The cause is an IT attack, not to these titles directly, but to their IT provider. The situation was back to normal at 17:40. Cedexis company is the provider (a sort of web control tower that routes traffic based on network overload) that suffered a large DDOS attack. The main French media sites are…

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LUXEMBOURG – FALSE BOMB ALERTS AUTHOR IS IN PRISON

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The State Prosecutor’s Office informs on Wednesday that the alleged perpetrator of the false bomb alerts in the last two months is a 56 years old Luxembourger. He is currently serving a prison sentence near Nancy (France). He would have made his calls with a cell phone from inside the prison. False bomb alerts at Auchan shopping center and Utopolis Kirchberg cinema, at Globus Baumarkt Bettembourg store and at City Concorde Bertrange shopping center have disorganized the country at some point that the Grand Ducal Police reminded the sanctions for the perpetrators of these false…

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LUXEMBOURG – 311 ASYLUM SEEKERS SENT BACK TO THEIR COUNTRY

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keywords: refugees, asylum seekers, police, luxembourg. The Minister of Immigration and Asylum in a parliamentary reply gave yesterday Tuesday 09 May the figures of asylum seekers expulsions over one year. From 1 May 2016 to 30 April 2017, of the 430 rejected asylum applications, 311 were returned to their country (218 volunteers, 93 forced). The procedure of forced eviction takes place 30 days after the rejection of the asylum application, as the asylum seeker is not voluntary for the return. The Minister did not provide information on the 119 asylum seekers…

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LUXEMBOURG – OUR OIL STRATEGIC RESERVES ARE LOCATED ABROAD

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keywords: strategic reserves, energy independence, luxembourg. The question of energy independence is a matter for all countries. Particularly in the case of electricity and oil, the supply must be ensured, particularly in a crisis situation. In reply to a parliamentary question, Economy Minister Etienne Schneider informs/reminds the national representation that in accordance with Luxembourg law it is the oil importers who decide the location of the oil strategic stocks. Today these stocks are located in France, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. However, the Minister states that it would be preferable…

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