Bundestag computer system goes offline

August 20, 2015

Via: malware

The computer system in the Bundestag in Germany has gone completely offline as of today (20 August), to allow it to carry out essential and important maintenance work.

This comes on the back of a recent cyberattack on the German parliament’s IT system – criminals, still unidentified, were able to breach its defences in May and install a trojan to its network.

Worryingly, it was reported at the time that four week on from the discovery, the Bundestag’s tech team was still struggling to deal with the incident, with data still “spilling out” of the system.

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