ua en ru

Hackers linked to Russia target Switzerland amid Zelenskyy's Davos visit

Hackers linked to Russia target Switzerland amid Zelenskyy's Davos visit Illustrative photo (Photo: Freepik)
Author: Daria Shekina

The Russia-linked hacking group NoName has attacked several government websites in Switzerland, the reason was the participation of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the World Economic Forum in Davos, according to the press service of the Swiss government.

According to the information from the agency, a series of government websites, including those of the Federal Administration, experienced temporary disruptions due to the DDoS attack. The Swiss government's portal,, continues to operate.

"Responsibility for the attack has once again been claimed by the hacker group ‘NoName’, which previously targeted the Federal Administration in June 2023. The presumed pro-Russian group cited Ukrainian President Zelenskyy’s attendance at the WEF Annual Meeting in Davos as the reason for the DDoS attack," clarified the government.

The department added that similar hacker attacks were anticipated on the eve of the visit of leaders of several countries to the WEF in Davos.

Zelenskyy in Davos

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited Davos to participate in the World Economic Forum.

In particular, he delivered a speech during the event. The head of state named Russian dictator Vladimir Putin as the sole reason for continuing conflicts in the world.

You can find more about Zelenskyy's key statements during his speech in RBC-Ukraine's material.