EU Parliament website hacked following Russia vote

EU Parliament website hacked following Russia vote

The European Parliament’s website was down for several hours on Wednesday after suspected Russian hackers retaliated against Russia being designated as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Earlier in the day, the Parliament voted in favour of declaring Russia a state sponsor of terrorism, saying the country’s use of military strikes on hospitals, schools and energy infrastructure violated international law. However, the European Union cannot enforce the declaration with a legal framework.

After the vote, hackers took the European Parliament’s website down for several hours with a distributed denial-of-service attack. The site was up again two hours later.

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola said on Twitter:

"The European Parliament is under a sophisticated cyberattack. A pro-Kremlin group has claimed responsibility. Our IT experts are pushing back against it and protecting our systems."

"This, after we proclaimed Russia as a State-sponsor of terrorism. My response: #SlavaUkraini (Glory to Ukraine)"


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