Cyber ​​warfare is constantly gaining momentum. Pro-Russian hackers attacked the European Parliament

  • The European Parliament has become a target of Russian hackers
  • They disabled the institution’s website for a certain period of time
  • Who exactly was behind the attack?

Hackers defend Russian interests and attack allies of Ukraine, illustration

The Russian invasion of Ukraine served as a trigger for a series of unfortunate events that affect us directly and indirectly. In addition to the death of innocent people, there is also wartime inflation or the energy crisis. An often overlooked part is cyberspace, in which Russia is also quite involved. Pro-Russian hackers have increased their tendency to attack European and American companies and state institutions.

The website took it away

Like on your Twitter she confirmed the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, became the target of a targeted cyber attack. Specifically, websites stopped working due to hackers. The attack was claimed by the pro-Russian hacker group Anonymous Russia, which is part of the larger Killnet group.

“The availability of the Europar_EN website is currently affected by large fluctuations in external network traffic,” he revealed Jaume Dauch, who is in charge of European Parliament communication. The increased traffic of the network was attributed to the so-called DDoS attack, while the available IT experts immediately started solving the problem. Interestingly, the attack occurred shortly after Europe officially designated Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism.


The Russian branch of Anonymous claimed responsibility for the attack

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Russian attacks are increasing

This is not the first time that Russian hackers have ventured into Europe and America. Since the beginning of the invasion in Ukraine, there have been a number of attacks on various sides of the mentioned continents. Last month, for example, a group of attackers belonging to Killnet attacked the websites of several US airports, including Los Angeles International Airport.

A few weeks before that, government websites in the US states of Colorado, Kentucky and Mississippi fell victim to similar attacks. The group of hackers also targets other states that publicly support Ukraine in defense. Namely, it concerns, for example, Romania or Italy, and a similar fate also befell certain Norwegian and Lithuanian companies.

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