Mystery surrounds malware attack that forced German state parliament offline

Graham Cluley reports:

According to media reports, a malware attack has managed to disrupt the operations of parliamentary business in the German federal state of Saxony-Anhalt.

The problem at the Saxony-Anhalt Landtag appears to have started after a state parliament employee opened a malicious email attachment on Wednesday that proceeded to infect their PC.

The computer network of the parliament in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt is said to have been “crippled”, as employees and representatives have been told by the IT team to take their PCs and phones offline as a “contingency measure”.

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