Disruption to several government websites (1)

Since the morning of 21 March 2024, several government websites have been the target of a cyber DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack. A DDOS attack consists of saturating the computer resources of targets.

Government departments are taking all necessary measures to limit the impact of the incident and restore services as quickly as possible.

The Prime Minister has convened a crisis unit. It is currently meeting to discuss appropriate future action. On behalf of the Prime Minister, the Minister for Digitalisation, Stéphanie Obertin, is chairing the crisis unit.

The Prime Minister is kept informed at all times and is actively involved in all decision-making.

Participants: Ministry of Digitalisation, Directorate of Defence, High Commission for National Protection (HCPN), Grand Duchy Police, Army, State Intelligence Service (SRE), Crisis Communication Service (SCC), State Information Technology Centre (CTIE), Information and Press Service (SIP), Media, Connectivity and Digital Policy Service (SMC), Computer Incident Response Centre Luxembourg (CIRCL), Luxembourg Institute of Regulation (ILR).

Press release by the Crisis Cell 

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