CISPA is currently in the founding process to join the German Helmholtz Association as a new member. It is consequently undergoing significant organizational changes, which are not yet reflected on this webpage.

For further information on the above mentioned founding process, please refer to the official press release by the State Chancellery of Saarland.

Recent News on the Transformation Process


The location of the first construction phase has been agreed upon. For further information, please refer to the official press release .

10. August 2015

heise: Stagefright: Online-Ganoven tarnen Android-Trojaner als Sicherheitsupdate

Together with heise online CISPA warns of criminals using Stagefright to distribute malware with an elaborate social engineering email. The email contains an alleged software update by Google Android to fix the Stagefright vulnerability. The email asks users to side load the alleged security update “CVE-2015-1538.apk”, which is in truth the remote administration tool DroidJack allowing the criminals to remotely access the user’s phone. We caution users against installing alleged security patches send to them via email. If your provider has not patched the vulnerasability yet (most have not), the best quick fix is to disable the option called “Auto retrieve MMS” in your default SMS/MMS messaging app.

heise: “Stagefright: Online-Ganoven tarnen Android-Trojaner als Sicherheitsupdate”

Stagefright Phishing Email
Stagefright Phishing Email