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Employment Service website suffers cyber attack

Published måndag 9 februari 2015 kl 15.25
Photo: Simon Paulin / SvD / TT
The Employment Service website. Photo: Simon Paulin / SvD / TT.

For the third day in a row, the website for the Swedish Public Employment Service has faced problems due to a cyber attack meant to overload its servers.

The website is used to search and post job announcements among other things. Joe Isensköld, head of security at the Employment Service, told Swedish Radio News that the website had suffered a DDoS-attack or a distributed denial of service attack in which the perpetrator attempts to suspend an Internet service for its users.

Isensköld said they had no suspects and couldn't guess at a motive.

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