NoName Hits Swiss Governments and Rail sites with DDoS Attack

November 21, 2023


Swiss federal government websites and the online portal of the Swiss Federal Railways have been victims of malicious online attacks. Several websites of the federal administration are currently unavailable, Swiss public radio, SRF, reported on Monday.

According to the finance ministry, the sites were hit by a so-called DDoS attack, which aims to overload websites and applications with targeted requests so that they are no longer accessible. No data is lost in a DDoS attack.

The pro-Russian hacker group “NoName” has claimed responsibility for the attack on the federal government on its own Telegram channel, Tages-Anzeiger newspaper said. This group was also behind the attack on the Swiss parliament website (www.parlament.chExternal link) last week.

Incident Date

June 12, 2023



Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.