Over 800 Greece Government Services Targeted in Unprecedented Cyberattack

March 27, 2023


More than 800 services of Greece’s Gov.gr and TAXISnet, as well as medical prescriptions, were frozen by an unprecedented DDoS attack. The cyberattack reportedly came from the Netherlands and attempted to temporarily take down or even completely stop the operation of approximately 800 Government websites. Among the problems caused, was to disabling electronic prescriptions. Doctors on call could only issue handwritten prescriptions on the weekend, on-call pharmacies could not fill emergency prescriptions, nor could hospital doctors prescribe to patients in emergency rooms.

As of Sunday afternoon (2 days later) about 600 websites had been “cleaned up” and were allowed access again after initializing settings.

Incident Date

November 11, 2022



Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified