The Vilnius bureau of Baltic News Service news agency on Thursday turned to the Prosecutor General's Office with a request to investigate the publishing of fake news on the agency's website.
Fake news piece inserted on BNS after cyber attack
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The fake news titled The Echo of Syria in Latvia: US Troops Poisoned with Yperite was published on the agency's system on Wednesday afternoon in the Lithuanian and Russian languages. A probe conducted by BNS revealed unlawful use of the administrator account of www.bns.lt content management system.

The article said that American troops in Latvia had been poisoned with mustard gas and that mustard gas lying on the bottom of the Baltic Sea is "an ecological bomb" and "only the Kremlin knows when it will explode".

The BNS data center in Estonia was targeted by a cyber attack in January.

A few days ago, 15min.lt news portal was targeted by a cyber attack after a similar attempt in April of 2016. Delfi.lt news portal suffered cyber attacks in 2016, 2014 and 2013.

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