Hackers attacked the European Parliament shortly after it called Russia a sponsor of terrorism
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EP President Roberta Metsola confirmed the cyber attack on her Twitter. According to her, “pro-Kremlin” hackers claimed responsibility for the attack.

“The services of the parliament are currently investigating where the attack came from and who may be behind it. We are working to stop the attack,” pirate MEP and EP quaestor for information technology Marcel Kolaja told Czech journalists on Wednesday before five o’clock in the afternoon.

According to Kolaji, this is a DDoS type of attack, which consists in the fact that a large number of computers start accessing a specific server at one time. It usually cannot handle such a high number of requests and falls down. For ordinary users, the website attacked in this way appears to be unavailable.

EP networks are facing cyberattacks after MEPs on Wednesday marked Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism by a significant majority.

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“The fact that the attack came at a time when we successfully voted Russia a state sponsor of terrorism, and that most of the blackouts came at a time when we were negotiating additional financial aid to Ukraine, suggests that it will come from probably from Russia,” said MEP Markéta Gregorová (Pirates).

The Czech Chamber of Deputies also faced a hacker attack at the beginning of November. However, according to the chairwoman Markéta Pekarová Adamová (TOP 09), the lower house of the parliament repelled the cyber attack.

“There was a cyber attack on the website of the House of Representatives after the foreign affairs committee voted that Russia is a terrorist state,” Pekarova said, adding that the attackers apparently conspired on the Telegram social network.

“It was a massive DDoS attack on the website of the Chamber of Deputies at the beginning of November. We managed to fend him off, the quality of the connection fluctuated for a while, but the website remained in operation,” the chancellor of the Chamber of Deputies, Martin Plíšek, explained later to Právo.

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