Cyber ​​attack: 12 Bavarian communities paralyzed

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As various media reports, the “Special purpose association for municipal data processing in the district of Neu-Ulm” was the victim of a cyber attack. As a result, the citizens' offices in 12 municipalities are hardly able to work. According to BR24, the provider should pay a ransom for its data.

The website of the municipality of Roggenburg in Bavaria only shows the simple message “Due to a system failure at our data center, services in the municipal administration can currently only be offered to a limited extent.” However, the BR24 portal reports a cyber attack on the “Purpose Association for Municipal Data Processing in the District of Neu-Ulm”. According to the membership directory, 12 communities are affected: Altenstadt, Kellmünz ad Iller, Osterberg, Bellenberg, Buch, Oberroth, Unterroth, Nersingen, Pfaffenhofen, Holzheim, Roggenburg, Horgau. However, the website gives no indication of a problem.

Purpose association probably ransomware victims

The Kellmünz ad Iller is much more talkative on its website. It is clearly communicated there: “The community data processing association in the Neu-Ulm district has fallen victim to a cyber attack and will no longer be able to function as a data center for the affiliated communities until further notice.”

“The respective citizens’ offices (residents’ registration office, passport office) and the municipal treasuries as well as the cemetery system are particularly affected. The association is working hard to make the systems available again as soon as possible…”

According to BR24, the association is probably the victim of a ransomware attack because there are reports of a ransom being demanded. In an interview with BR24 said the “The hackers left behind a Word document. In the sense that we should enter into negotiations with you,” said Mathias Stölzle, mayor of Roggenburg and chairman of the special purpose association.

However, who is responsible for the attack has not yet been revealed.

More at the municipality of Markt Kellmünz ad Iller


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