A massive cyberattack hit the website of the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) this week.
A massive attack hit the website of the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), forcing the organization to shut down its IT systems as a precautionary measure for security reasons.
“Due to a possible cyberattack, the IHK organization has shut down its IT systems as a precautionary measure for security reasons. We are currently working intensively on a solution and a defense. The IT systems are successively restarted after the tests, in order to that the services will then be available again for businesses, reads the announcement published by the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK).
The DIHK indicates that telephone and fax are the only channels to use to contact it.
Michael Bergmann, CEO of DIHK, described the attack as serious and massive, he also added that the organization was unable to estimate how long its systems will be unavailable.
Bergmann did not provide further details of the attack, but the circumstances suggest the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry has been the victim of a ransomware attack.
“We will inform you at this point and in other channels which applications are functional again. As soon as the security of our systems is fully restored, you will of course also be informed. concludes the announcement.
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(Security cases – hacking, German Chambers of Commerce and Industry)