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Germany, Burglary at "Green Vault": Technical deficiencies known since 2018
Grünes Gewölbe
Grünes Gewölbe Credit: Jörg Blobelt (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

The technical shortcomings at the Green Vault (German: "Grünes Gewölbe") in Dresden were known longer than previously thought. The managing director of the Saxon Real Estate and Construction Management (SIB) announced in a press interview that an exchange of the surveillance cameras had already been decided at the end of 2018. Due to complicated planning and ordering conditions, the exchange was only possible one and a half years later.

According to the current state of the investigation, the public prosecutor and the police assume that the perpetrators knew about this security vulnerability and were actively exploiting it. In 2019, 20 single pieces of the three larger jewel sets containing 100 pieces in total were stolen.