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The Lithuanian parliament‘s website and the websites of a number of non-governmental organisations were hit by cyber attacks over the last number of days.
Large-scale cyber attack hits Lithuania
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“Currently the consequences of the attack are under control, parliament‘s information system is available both in Lithuania and abroad. Certain defensive actions are continued because an attack may be repeated, their vectors are periodically changing,” said Rytis Rainys, the head of Network and Information Security Department at the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA).

“Some non-governmental organisations have also been attacked, but I will not say which ones. They successfully resisted the attacks, the consequences are invisible from the outside,” said. Rainys.

On Monday, the presidential office‘s website was also temporarily unavailable, but the supervising company Infostruktūra said that the site malfunctioned due to a technical failure and is up and running working again.

On Monday Lithuanian MP Arvydas Anušauskas personal website was also hacked.

“My website has become the target of hackers. Although they have placed several posts calling for a stop to supporting dictatorial regimes in Syria, Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries, the release of political prisoners, for the freedom of Palestine, but I think that this was just a cover,” Anušauskas said on Facebook.

The cyber attacks have now stopped, but cyber security experts remain alert. Rainys confirmed that the parliament‘s website was the subject of a DDoS attack on Saturday. In such attacks a website is flooded with requests from different online sources causing to become unstable or even breakdown completely.

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