Swiss state blocks cy­ber­at­tack

Truro Daily News - - 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.

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

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