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

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Jan. 7, 2015. (Reuters)

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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