Hacker Hacking Group (HGH) has denied responsibility for attacks that shut down a business in the UK and in Germany, which claimed the lives of five people.
The company said it was not responsible.
The UK firm, based in Brighton, said it had taken “necessary action” after the attack on Sunday.
The attack on the company’s website was the latest in a series of targeted attacks that have hit German and British businesses in recent weeks.
Hackers said on Twitter they were using social engineering tactics to target businesses and target their employees.HGH did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The attacks targeted a number of businesses, including the firm’s headquarters in Brighton.
The group said in a statement that it was “aware of the incidents that occurred on Sunday and the firm is actively investigating these.”
The company did not respond to repeated requests for comment by New Scientist.