Merkel Website Hit as Hackers Target German Government

January 7, 2015 2:36 PM

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s website was crippled by an attack that hackers said was a protest against her support of Ukraine’s government.

The German parliament’s website was also blocked, marking a “serious attack” by “multiple external systems,” Steffen Seibert, Merkel’s chief spokesman, told reporters in Berlin today. He declined to comment on a claim by the so-called CyberBerkut group that it jammed the websites in an attack that i...

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