Ritzau news agency suffers cyberattack

One of Denmark’s largest news agency that delivers text and photos to the Danish media has recently been pushed offline after they were targetted by a hacking attack.

The CEO of Ritzau, Lars Vesterloekke, said “Ritzau has been the target of a hacker attack early this morning. It appears to be a professional attack.” He continued to say that “we have now chosen to shut down all our servers because we were unsure how much damage the attack could cause.” Ritzau’s emails and telephones were down, with news being sent out via an emergency email system instead. It is still unclear who was behind the attack, or what their intentions were.

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