Swiss state blocks cyberattack
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.
The defence and foreign affairs departments each filed a legal complaint with federal prosecutors, who are investigating.