Several key government websites targeted after Russian hackers conduct cyberattacks in Germany
Websites of German government administration, companies and airports have been recently targeted by Russian hackers in a recent cyberattacks following the deal to send battle tanks to Ukraine.
This was reported the German Federal Cybersecurity Agency (BSI) on Thursday, January 26, as per Euronews.
A spokesperson by the BSI said they have been “informed of Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks currently in progress against targets in Germany”.
The statement added, “Individual targets in the financial sector and federal government sites were also attacked, with no major consequences at this stage”.
As per the report, DDos attacks the computer systems by flooding it with messages or connection requests.
Meanwhile, Russian hackers’ site Killnet has announced that they take responsibility for the attack.
A local media group has also been cited in the report stating that “attacks were a retaliation against Berlin approving the deployment of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine”.
BSI said that “There is currently no indication of direct repercussions on the services concerned”, adding that “no repercussions should be expected if the usual protective measures are taken”.
Government sources have now said that the investigation of the case has now been handed over to the police.
“There is currently no indication of direct repercussions on the services concerned and, according to the assessment of the BSI, no repercussions should be expected if the usual protective measures are taken”.
The Baden-Württemberg regional police website was also targeted, according to the regional interior ministry.
The investigation has now been handed over to the police.
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