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Armed robbery at Klagenfurt McDonald’s

An armed robbery took place at a McDonald's restaurant in the early hours of Tuesday morning, in the Carinthian capital of Klagenfurt.

Armed robbery at Klagenfurt McDonald's
File photo: Markus Spring/Flickr

Two armed men stormed into the fast food restaurant in the Völkermarkter road at 1:45 am, according to the National Police Directorate of Carinthia.  

The employees and six customers were held at gunpoint, and were forced to lie on the floor.

The two perpetrators fled on foot after stealing the restaurant's cash.

Police immediately started a manhunt for the two armed robbers, who are described respectively as being between 1.9 and 2 metres tall, and 1.6 and 1.65 metres tall.

The larger man was wearing a bright hooded jacket, grey or light blue trousers, and was wearing a dark backpack. The smaller man was wearing a dark jacket, with a white or yellow stripe.

A few weeks ago another McDonald's restaurant in Klagenfurt was also been robbed, although a link between the two crimes is not yet confirmed. 

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Austria probes claim spyware targeted law firms and banks

Austria said Friday that it was investigating a report that an Austrian company developed spyware targeting law firms, banks and consultancies in at least three countries.

Austria probes claim spyware targeted law firms and banks

Microsoft’s security team earlier this week said it found that a malware called Subzero — developed by Vienna-based company DSIRF — was deployed in 2021 and 2022.

“Observed victims to date include law firms, banks and strategic consultancies in countries such as Austria, the United Kingdom and Panama,” it wrote in a blog entry on Wednesday.

Austria’s interior ministry said it had not received reports of any incidents.

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“Of course, (intelligence agency) DSN checks the allegations. So far, there is no proof of the use of spy software from the company mentioned,” it said in a statement.

Austria’s Kurier newspaper cited DSIRF as saying that Subzero had not been misused and “was developed exclusively for use by authorities in EU states” and was not commercially available.

DSIRF did not immediately return a request for comment from AFP.

Austria’s interior ministry said it knew of the company but “has not had any business relationships” with it.

Last year several media outlets reported that governments around the world, including in the EU, had used Pegasus spyware made by Israel’s NSO Group to spy on opponents.

Budapest and Warsaw responded that the use of Pegasus was for legitimate national security reasons.

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