Finnish State Department and the Ministry of Defense Struck by Cyberattack

Finland reported that its State Department and the Ministry of Defense were targeted by a DDoS attack.

“Government and ministry websites are currently under attack. Some ministry websites are not working at all or in part., which compiles ministerial bulletins, is currently operating normally,” said Finland’s Government’s Communications Department.

As of 3 PM local time, the attack was declared over while the affected sites resumed operations except for the Ministry of Defense. 

Finnish Bank Nordea also suffered from a network malfunction but said it was unrelated to the DDoS attacks against the government websites. 

“Some customers have problems transferring savings accounts and updating their balance information. We’ll investigate the cause of the issue and fix it as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience. Payment cards work normally,” said Nordea. 

The Finnish government has not yet named who was behind the attack but it occurred while Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi addressed the Finnish Parliament.

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