Swiss state blocks cyberattack

Cape Breton Post - - World -

GENEVA — Switzer­land’s gov­ern­ment says state cy­ber-ex­perts de­tected and pre­vented an at­tempted cyberattack on the Swiss de­fence de­part­ment, while another at­tack “dis­rupted” the sys­tems of a con­trac­tor for the for­eign af­fairs de­part­ment.

The fed­eral chan­cellery says in a state­ment that ill-in­ten­tioned hack­ers used the wel­l­known Turla mal­ware in the July at­tack against the servers of the de­fence de­part­ment. It didn’t elab­o­rate.

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