Danish defence ministry says its websites hit by cyberattack

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COPENHAGEN, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Denmark's defence ministry was hit by a cyberattack on Thursday that had cut off access to its websites, although it had no impact on its operations, the ministry said on Twitter.

The websites were hit by so-called distributed denials of service (DDoS), which direct a firehose of traffic towards targeted servers in a bid to knock them offline, the ministry said.

"Currently, there is no knowledge of other impacts than the lack of access to web portals – there are thus no operational consequences for the defence," it said on Twitter.

Reporting by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen and Stine Jacobsen;

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