Hamburg Airport Website Disabled by DDoS Attack

December 8, 2023

INCIDENT

Hamburg Airport fell victim to a hacker attack on Wednesday . The company confirmed this in response to an inquiry from the Abendblatt. The website hamburg-airport.de was “not always accessible during the day yesterday,” said airport spokeswoman Janet Niemeyer on Thursday. The reason for this was a massive so-called Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack. Websites are usually loaded with so many visits that the servers crash. Only the accessibility of the website was affected, said Niemeyer. She did not say how long the outage lasted. No other airport services or systems were affected.

Incident Date

January 26, 2023

Location

Germany

Estimated Cost


No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware

Threat Source

No threat source identified