EU parliament website hit by cyber attack

We’re hearing that the European Parliament’s website was disrupted by a cyber attack shortly after it passed a resolution recognising Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism earlier today.

The man in charge of communications for the parliament, Jaume Duch, described it as a distributed denial of service attack (DDOS), which is an attempt to take a website offline by overwhelming it with internet traffic.

The European Parliament’s resolution earlier said that “the deliberate attacks and atrocities committed by Russian forces and their proxies against civilians in Ukraine, the destruction of civilian infrastructure and other serious violations of international and humanitarian law amount to acts of terror and constitute war crimesโ€.

The measure, which is largely symbolic because it is non binding, passed overwhelmingly.

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