INCIDENT: Cyberattack Takes German Chambers of Industry & Commerce Largely Offline

The German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) association shut down all of its IT systems and switched off digital services, telephones, and email servers, in response to a cyberattack. A short statement published on the DIHK site describes the shutdown as a precaution and a way to give IT teams time to develop a solution and build up defense. The General Manager of DIHK, Michael Bergmann, informed the public via a LinkedIn post that the cyberattack occurred Wednesday August 3 and characterized the incident as 'massive."

Incident Date

August 3, 2022

Location

Germany

Estimated Cost

unknown

Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:

No threat source identified

References:

  • German Chambers of Industry and Commerce hit by ‘massive’ cyberattack

Industries:

Impacts

IT

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