German Parliament goes offline but hacking not suspected

German media say the country's Parliament has been offline for hours but that hacking is not suspected.

News agency dpa reported that the Bundestag lost online access on Wednesday around 3:30 (1430 GMT) local time, and that the cause was likely technical.

The Bundestag suffered from a hacker attack in the summer of 2015, which meant several networks and servers had to be taken offline for days.

On Wednesday, technicians were working on starting a backup sever to provide service again, dpa reported.

The press office of the Bundestag could not immediately be reached for comment.