Parliaments in Poland and Slovakia have become the target of cyber attacks. The attack came from various sides, “including from the Russian Federation,” a spokesman for the Polish Senate said on Thursday. He said it may have been related to a vote in the Senate on Wednesday that declared the Russian government a “terrorist regime”.
In Slovakia, according to the authorities, the parliamentary voting system was affected. “The parliament’s entire computer network was shut down,” Deputy Speaker of the Slovak Parliament Gabor Grendel told AFP news agency.
Session had to be interrupted
The vote was set to begin around 11 a.m. “when the head of our administration informed us that a cyber-attack on Parliament’s IT system had taken place,” he said. The parliamentary session was therefore interrupted.
According to the parliament, all computers and telephone lines were down, preventing MPs from voting on various bills. “We have not yet found the root of the problem,” said Boris Kollar, chairman of the Slovak parliament. The technicians are working to fix it.
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