Posts tagged as cyber attack

Cyber attack on Lithuanian telecoms company

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Lithuanian telecommunication company Telia said on Wednesday it experienced a complex DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack against Hostex, its web hosting and data centre company. The attack led to some of the country’s major websites, including news portals, to go down temporarily, Telia said on Wednesday, adding that the attack came under control by 17:00. According to preliminary data, the attack originated from servers located abroad, and was launched by a…

Cyber attack threatened water supply in Lithuania’s Kaunas – report

Thursday, April 16, 2020

A cyber incident last year threatened to disrupt the water supply in Kaunas, Lithuania’s second biggest city, according to a report released on Thursday. “Had the cyber incident not been managed on time, it is likely that water supply in the city of Kaunas could have been affected,” according to the annual report compiled by Lithuania’s National Cyber Security Centre, part of the country’s Defence Ministry.During the attack, data managed…

Disease prevention department backtracks on cyber attack claim

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Center for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC) – which is one of the agencies responsible for handling Latvia’s preaprations for the coronavirus – announced February 27 its website had come under suspected cyber attack at noon, but backtracked on the claim a couple of hours later. The initial announcement was made via SPKC’s Twitter account and said efforts were being made to counter the cyber-attack. SPKC has been one of…

Disease prevention website comes under suspected cyber attack

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Center for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC) – which is one of the agencies responsible for handling Latvia’s preaprations for the coronavirus – announced February 27 its website had come under suspected cyber attack at noon. The announcement was made via SPKC’s Twitter account and said efforts were being made to counter the cyber-attack. LSM.LV

Ukrainian authorities block large cyber attack

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Ukrainian security authorities have stated that a massive cyberattack has been thwarted and claimed Russia was to blame for the alleged digital assault. American news agency AP reports that on Tuesday, December 5, the Security Service of Ukraine made an announcement that hackers used malicious accounting documents to target the information technology systems of the country’s judiciary.   The body characterised the alleged hacking as «massive», but gave little detail…

Fake news on ‘NATO plans to attack Belarus’ planted on Lithuanian news website

Saturday, November 10, 2018

A fake news story alleging that NATO is planning to attack Belarus was planted on Kas Vyksta Kaune (What’s on in Kaunas) during a cyber-attack in late October, the news website said on Thursday. “We urgently took steps to locate the story and remove it from the portal,” Brigita Sabaliauskaitė, the website’s editor, said in a press release. “We also launched an internal investigation to find out how this story…

Eight EU states push for sanctions for cyber-attackers

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Eight EU member states, including the UK and the Baltic countries, are pushing the bloc to impose sanctions on cyber-attackers as Europe seeks to strengthen its electronic defences. The states are calling for the urgent creation of a legal framework to hit hackers, warning that a lack of tough action leaves the impression that cyber-attacks would go unpunished. The move comes amid growing concern at Russia’s alleged malign cyber activities,…

UK accuses Russia’s GRU military intelligence of cyber attacks

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The UK government has accused Russia’s military intelligence service of being behind four high-profile cyber attacks. The National Cyber Security Centre says targets included firms in Russia and Ukraine; the US Democratic Party; and a small TV network in the UK. World Anti-Doping Agency computers are also said to have been attacked. Files later emerged showing how British cyclists Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome had used banned substances for…