After [Phenoelit][Phenoelit], [Stefan Esser][MOPB] and [Kismac][kismac] also [THC surrenders][thc]. I doubt that this was the last group moving their resources away from Germany.
By the way: Jan Münther of [n.runs][nruns] clarified the things in a [post on FD][fd] regarding the discussion about the [Sophos Antivirus UPX parsing vulnerability][io]. He also stated very clearly what most security people in Germany think:
As of the recent German “anti-hacking-tool laws” - these really bug
everyone around here. The biggest problem is the fuzziness of the actual
punishable acts: The law implies that the “criminal energy” is basically
contained within the tools themselves, which of course is an absurd
thought that only someone with zero contact with the actual subject
matter can come up with. However, due to these new rules nobody around
here knows what the real deal is - is having nmap on your box dangerous
now? Is having ping and telnet dangerous? What about metasploit, CANVAS
or CORE Impact, or god beware, own exploits, possibly 0days?
202c just sucks balls.