Shortly after 4 p.m., Jaume Duch tweeted that access to the website was difficult due to high levels of outside traffic. This is related to the DDoS attack, which consists in overloading the servers.
one senior official said it “could have been the most sophisticated attack on Parliament’s website yet”.
Attack of Russian hackers on the website of the European Parliament
. So it’s probably a Russian retaliation. A group of Russian-linked hackers Killnet shortly after 2pm that it recognizes the EP as “sponsors of homosexuality”. Information about the attack on the Parliament’s website and screenshots with IP addresses have also been added.
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Greek Vice President Eva Kaili also told Politico that there were strong indications that Killnet was responsible for the attack. Kaili reported that everything was under control and only external access to Parliament’s website had been cut off.
The Killnet group (also commonly referred to as Putin’s hackers and “hacktivists”) was founded around March 2022 – in the past it boasted of, among others, cyberattacks on Poland. Killnet hackers are being fought by the Anonymous group.
Russia declared a terrorist state
The resolution was the result of an agreement between many different political groups – from conservatives and peasants to liberals and social democrats. The document also mentions the explosion of a rocket in Przewodowo. In the resolution, MEPs demand an end to hostilities, in particular attacks on housing estates and civilian infrastructure. In its resolution, the European Parliament once again expresses its solidarity with the Ukrainian people and supports the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of that state. MEPs also expressed solidarity with the families of the victims of the rocket explosion in a Polish town.
The resolution is to be submitted to international organizations, including the Council of Europe and Ukraine, and to the authorities of Ukraine. The document is also to be sent to the government and parliament of the Russian Federation, as well as to Vladimir Putin.
At the moment, the resolution has mainly a symbolic meaning – so far in the EU there is no official mechanism for recognizing a given country as a “state sponsor of terrorism”. However, the European Parliament calls on the EU Member States to introduce such a legal measure.