German govt websites, including Merkel's page, attacked: spokesman

The attack has been blamed on ‘a variety of external systems’

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German government websites including Chancellor Angela Merkel's page have been attacked, rendering them inaccessible at times since 1000 am (0900 GMT), a spokesman said on Wednesday.

“Our service provider's data center is under a severe attack that has apparently been caused by a variety of external systems,” Steffen Seibert told a government news conference.

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