Restricted Operations at City of Drensteinfurt, Germany after Cyberattack

March 27, 2023


From an ongoing police procedure, it was determined on Monday that a possible cybercrime attack on the city of Drensteinfurt was being prepared. This is currently being checked and the M√ľnster police have been called in. To be on the safe side, the entire systems have been shut down.

The city administration will be available again by telephone from Wednesday, November 30th, 2022 during normal business hours. The disruption in the IT system continues and only limited operation without IT support is possible until further notice.

The Rinkerode branch will remain closed. The restrictions will last at least until December 9th, 2022. The systems are currently being checked and gradually put back into operation.

Incident Date

November 28, 2022



Estimated Cost


Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified