EU parliament web site attacked after MEPs slam Russian ‘terrorism’
The EU Parliament web site was hit by a cyber assault claimed by pro-Russian hackers Wednesday shortly after lawmakers authorized a decision calling Moscow a “state sponsor of terrorism”.
“The European Parliament is beneath a classy cyberattack. A professional-Kremlin group has claimed accountability,” the parliament’s president, Roberta Metsola, posted on Twitter.
“Our IT specialists are pushing again in opposition to it and defending our programs. This, after we proclaimed Russia as a State-sponsor of terrorism. My response: #SlavaUkraini (Glory to Ukraine).”
Spokesman Jaume Duch stated the parliament web site had been focused by a “DDOS assault” designed to drive excessive ranges of out of doors site visitors onto the location’s server, disrupting the community.
One other supply on the parliament, talking on situation of anonymity, stated the assault was the “most refined in latest historical past” to focus on the establishment.
The parliament’s web site went down shortly after EU lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to recognise Russia as a “state sponsor of terrorism” over its assaults on Ukraine.
European Pirate Celebration MEP Mikulas Peksa stated “there are experiences that the pro-Russian hacking group Killnet has claimed accountability for the assault”.
“If these experiences are true, this can be a huge assault on European democracy that can require additional motion,” he stated.