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Germany Thwarts Cyberattack, Denies Impact on Banking System

  • Ministry responds to Bild report on attack on infrastructure
  • Attempt was thwarted quickly and likely criminally motivated
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German authorities thwarted a cyberattack on a data service provider used by federal agencies and pushed back on a report that a broad assault targeted critical infrastructure and banks.

The attempt was quickly dealt with and impact on service was “very marginal,” Interior Ministry spokesman Steve Alter told reporters on Wednesday, adding that it was likely criminally motivated.