Main Danish news agency offline following hacking attack

cyber attack
Credit: CC0 Public Domain

Denmark's biggest news agency that delivers text and photos to Danish media was knocked offline following a hacking attack Tuesday.

"Ritzau has been the target of a hacker attack early this morning. It appears to be a professional attack," the 's CEO Lars Vesterloekke said. "We have now chosen to shut down all our because we were unsure how much damage the attack could cause."

Email and telephones were down and news was instead sent out via an emergency email system. It was unclear who was behind the attack and when the agency would be back online.

Since 1866, Copenhagen-based Ritzau has distributed information and produced news for Danish media, organizations and companies.


Explore further

Alabama medical center says hack exposed patient records

© 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.

Citation: Main Danish news agency offline following hacking attack (2020, November 24) retrieved 13 May 2021 from https://techxplore.com/news/2020-11-main-danish-news-agency-offline.html
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
13 shares

Feedback to editors

User comments