Web Sites Blocked by Cyber Attack

Some 40 Swedish Web sites were blocked by what the police believe was a coordinated cyber attack. The online editions of newspapers such as Göteborgs-Posten, Sundsvalls Tidning as well as TV4’s site were unable to open during the morning. Even the police’s homepage was blocked for two hours.

All the sites were back online after noon. In a first reaction the government assigned the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency to investigate how similar IT attacks can be prevented in the future. Minister of Defence Sten Tolgfors said in a statement the experiences from Estonia in 2007 show us that we have to be alert in such situations.

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