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German county declares first ever ‘cyber-catastrophe’.

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A cyber attack in the municipality of Anhalt-Bitterfeld, in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, with a population of 157,000 has parallyzed the district prompting the district council to declare the first ever ‘cyber-catastrophe’ last Tuesday. The hacker attack paralyzed the IT operations of the whole region and have remained offline since Tuesday. It is expected that normal operations will be restored next week.

The municipality declined comment on the hacker identity or whether a ransom as demanded. A police investigation is ongoing. Unfortunately, German local governments  run outdated and very poorly maintained software systems making it easy for cyber attacks to happen.

A string of cyber attacks has hit many government infrastructure, notably the US Colonial Pipeline. The cyber attacks also hit Iran centrifuges, More details to follow.

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