A group of Lithuanian lawmakers came under a spam attack on the night to Thursday, the parliament's IT specialists say.
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Thousands of spam letters got through the protection system and reached lawmaker's emails, with IT specialists saying the attack was deliberate, the 15min.lt news website writes.

Hackers targeted the email boxes of Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius, MPs Arvydas Anušauskas, Gabrielius Landsbergis, Rasa Juknevičienė, Laurynas Kasčiūnas, Andrius Kubilius, Kęstutis Masiulis, all representing the opposition conservative Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats, as well as liberal MP Aušrinė Armonaitė and Mantas Adomėnas, representing the non-attached group.

Anušauskas told 15min.lt on Thursday he wound 5,800 emails in this email box on Thursday morning. "They somehow managed to slip through the filters," he said.

Liudvikas Honikas of the parliament's IT division, said the attack was deliberate. "I see this as a deliberate attack and a specific group's targeted spamming," he said.

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