The Times of India
26 October 2009
GENEVA: Complicated computer problems at key Swiss government ministries
have paralysed work at several offices since Friday, a government
The foreign ministry was hardest hit by the information systems failure
and likely will face severe computer restrictions Monday.
The finance and interior ministries will fare better and be back at work
when the week starts, Karolina Kohout, a spokeswoman for the Federal
Office of Information Technology told the Swiss News Agency Sunday.
Speculation is rife in the Swiss media that the problems were brought on
by a hacker. The errors were first noticed Friday. The government has
not commented on those reports.
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