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Cyberattack: the European Parliament targeted after the vote on a text against Russia

2022-11-23T15:31:43.054Z

A pro-Russian group claimed responsibility for the attack on the European Parliament's website. Should there be a link? The European Parliament is this Wednesday the target of a computer attack, a few hours after having voted on a text on Russia, qualifying it as a "State promoter of terrorism" in the war in Ukraine and calling on the 27 countries of the European Union to do the same. At 4 p.m., the European Parliament site was indeed experiencing connection difficulties, as Le Parisien saw



Should there be a link?

The European Parliament is this Wednesday the target of a computer attack, a few hours after having voted on a text on Russia, qualifying it as a "State promoter of terrorism" in the war in Ukraine and calling on the 27 countries of the European Union to do the same.

At 4 p.m., the European Parliament site was indeed experiencing connection difficulties, as Le Parisien saw.

The pro-Russian hacker group Killnet claimed responsibility for the action, claiming to have launched a DDOS attack

(by multiplying traffic to the site to make it inaccessible)

.

#KILLNET, the Pro-Russia 🇷🇺 #hacking group, claims to have launched a #DDoS attack against the European Parliament's (@Europarl_EN) official website.

The website is currently unreachable from the 🇺🇸... pic.twitter.com/I8g4Fu0pgi

— BetterCyber ​​(@_bettercyber_) November 23, 2022

Following Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's repeated appeals to the international community for President Vladimir Putin's regime to be declared a "terrorist regime", the European Parliament had above all taken a mostly symbolic step, in the absence of an adequate legal framework in the EU, unlike the United States.

>> More information to come on Leparisien.fr.

Source: leparis

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