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The website of the European Parliament is the victim of a cyber attack

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The website of the European Parliament suffered a Wednesday cyber attack of distributed denial of service (DDoS) that prevented access to the page for more than two hours.

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“The availability of Parliament’s website is currently affected by high levels of external network traffic. The traffic is related to a computer denial of service (DDoS) attack. The teams at the European Parliament are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible.” The spokesman for the European Parliament, Jaume Duch, wrote on Twitter.

Although parliamentary sources have not been able to verify the identity of the attackers, the group of “hackers” pro-Russian Killnet has claimed authorship on its Telegram channel. It is suspected that the same group is behind other attacks in recent days against computer services of the White House, the British Royal House and some French administrations.

The President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, responded in a Twitter message “Slava Ukraini” (Glory to Ukraine) to what she called “a sophisticated cyberattack” which took place after the European Parliament declared Russia a state promoter of terrorism in a resolution adopted by a large majority.

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At around 7:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. GMT), parliamentary sources told EFE that access to the Eurochamber’s website had been restored, although some minor attacks were still being recorded, and they denied that any vulnerability had been detected in their systems since the attacks DDoS they work by blocking access due to excess demands.

In a statement during the cyberattack, German Green MEP Rasmus Andresen warned that this is “a warning shot” and suggested that it might have to do with “the adoption of a resolution critical of Russia immediately before the attack began.”

“We know that the perpetrators of these attacks are always found in autocratic states that want to harm Europe. The European Parliament is also too vulnerable to cyber attacks. We are not sufficiently prepared for these attacks.” warned Andresen, who was confident that today’s cyberattack “lead us to better protect our data and our democracies.”

Source: Gestion

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