Five held after armed robbery at Malmö apartment

Police in the Swedish city of Malmö have arrested five men on suspiction of carrying out an armed robbery at an apartment in the district of Rosengård.

Five held after armed robbery at Malmö apartment
Malmö police dispatched a large number of police cars. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT
Police rushed to the scene after the robbery was reported at around 12pm on Wednesday, arriving in time to catch two of the suspected perpetrators while they were still close to the building. 
The woman who lived at the apartment was uninjured, but the man was taken to hospital to have his injuries treated. 
“According to our information, one of the victims was wounded and he has been taken to hospital for a check up so that we can get information on what caused them,” police spokesperson Peter Kjällkvist told state broadcaster SVT
A third suspect was seized shortly after the police's arrival and two more have since been arrested. Police have so far not confirmed either what weapon was used or what was stolen.  
An anonymous witness, however, told SVT that shots had been fired. “I heard a scream and then later a shot from inside the stairwell,” they said. 
Rosengård, in the south of Malmö, is classed as a “specially vulnerable area” by Swedish police. Around 90 percent of residents are first or second generation immigrants. 

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Sweden launches major state initiative to fight cybercrime aimed at smart cars

Connected cars are increasingly exposed to security threats. Therefore, a major government initiative is now being launched via the research institute Rise.

Sweden launches major state initiative to fight cybercrime aimed at smart cars

More and more technical gadgets are now connected to the internet, and cars are no exception. However, the new reality raises questions about security, and from the Swedish side, an initiative is now being launched to combat cybercrime in the car industry through the government research institute Rise.

“We see a great need (for action), in regards to cyber-attacks in general and solving challenges related to the automotive industry’s drive to make cars more and more connected, and in the long run, perhaps even self-driving,” Rise chief Pia Sandvik stated.

Modern cars now have functions that allow car manufacturers to send out software updates exactly the same way as with mobile phones.

In addition to driving data, a connected car can also collect and pass on technical information about the vehicle.

Nightmare scenario

However, all this has raised questions about risks and the worst nightmare scenario in which someone could be able to take over and remotely operate a connected car.

Sandvik points out that, generally speaking, challenges are not only related to car safety but also to the fact that the vehicle can be a gateway for various actors to get additional information about car owners.

“If you want to gain access to information or cause damage, you can use different systems, and connected vehicles are one such system. Therefore, it is important to be able to test and see if you have robust and resilient systems in place,” she said.

Ethical hackers

Initially, about 15 employees at Rise will work on what is described as “Europe’s most advanced cyber security work” regarding the automotive industry.

Among the employees, there are also so-called “ethical hackers”, i.e., people who have been recruited specifically to test the systems.

“These are hackers who are really good at getting into systems, but not with the aim of inflicting damage, but to help and contribute to better solutions,” Sandvik noted.