The Swiss Federal Administration was subjected to a cyberattack on Monday when access to the websites of several authorities and state-owned companies was blocked.
The Swiss Ministry of Finance, The Local Reports reported this.
The so-called distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, which makes websites or network resources inaccessible by flooding them with malicious traffic, was carried out by the same NoName group that launched a similar attack on the Swiss parliament last week, the ministry said in a statement.
"Several federal administration websites were unavailable on Monday," the statement said, although Switzerland's main government portal, www.admin.ch, remained accessible.
Federal administration specialists quickly noticed the DDoS attack, the statement said. They added that they are taking measures to restore the availability of websites and applications as soon as possible.
"The NoName group has claimed responsibility for this online attack. This group was also behind the attack on the parliament.ch website, which became known last week," the statement said.
The National Center for Cybersecurity (NCSC) is analyzing the attack together with the affected administrative units and is working to determine appropriate measures.
Author - Olena Madiak, 12/06/2023