Germany is rounding up the usual suspects, in a crackdown on Internet crime. This effort is also aimed at foreign (especially Chinese and Russian) espionage efforts, aimed at German government and military networks, that have done a lot of damage lately. Some of the investigations have gone on for over a year, as the threat has been recognized for several years. European countries, especially Germany, as putting more effort into tracking down and arresting
Internet based gangsters. Some gangs have set up outposts in Germany, which has a large East European population. Some of these migrants have also established themselves as Internet bandits, often because friends back home told them how easy it was to do. But while there may be few laws against Internet crimes farther east, Germany has lots of those laws, and is now enforcing them.