The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) website has been disrupted by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack since Friday, September 2, 2023.

A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is a malicious attempt to disrupt the normal traffic of a targeted server, service, or network by overwhelming the target or its surrounding infrastructure with a flood of Internet traffic.

The attack has resulted in the website being intermittently unavailable. BaFin has taken steps to mitigate the attack, but it is still ongoing.

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The motive behind the attack on BaFin’s website is not yet known. However, it is possible that the attack is politically motivated, as BaFin is responsible for regulating the financial sector in Germany.

BaFin has said that it is working to bring the website back online as soon as possible. The agency has also urged users to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to the authorities.

BaFin says its IT team works intensively to fully restore public access to the website but it cannot estimate when its pages.

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