Two weeks ago Germany’s legislative body, the Bundestag, was hit by a serious cyber attacks which still has the parliament’s tech department “clueless” about what happened.
It is believed that data was certainly compromised during the attack, which penetrated the entire Bundestag network, including MPs’ computers but IT experts have not been able to figure out who was responsible or when the attack actually began.
Staffers have been reassured that steps are being taken to solve the problem but there have been no indications of when normal service will be restored, with rumors swirling that legislative body could leave for summer recess a month early due to the issue.
This is not the first cyber attack targeting the German government. In January, the Bundestag and German Chancellery were taken completely offline for several hours following an advanced attack, which was believed to be carried out by a pro-Russian hacker group.