Cyberattack Causes Widespread Operational Disruption at Rheinische Post Mediagruppe

June 28, 2023


The "Rheinische Post Mediengruppe" has to shut down some systems because of a cyberattack. The operation of the news portals is only possible to a limited extent. Emergency editions of the affected newspapers were published on Monday. Unfortunately, the printed and digital editions cannot be offered in the usual structure, stated the "Rheinische Post".

Individual technical systems had to be switched off and the connection to the Internet had to be cut, according to the "Rheinische Post". The "Aachener Zeitung", which belongs to the media group, addressed the readers on the first page and wrote of an emergency edition "that does not fully correspond to what you are used to from us". The Bonn "General-Anzeiger" reacted with an edition that appeared "not in the usual scope and in the usual timeliness".

Incident Date

June 16, 2023



Estimated Cost

Operations largely shutdown, emergency editions printed

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified