Lithuania on Monday was the target of cyber attacks against government websites, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and private websites, which the press said were adopted by Russian hackers.
The attacks took place against the background of threats made by Russia against the Baltic state, which imposed restrictions on the transit of some goods by rail into the Russian enclave. Kaliningrad.
The head of the National Cyber Security Center of Lithuania, Jonas Skardinskas, told the Delphi news portal that The attacks ‘probably’ came from Russia and that The attack is expected to continue in the coming days It particularly affects the transportation, energy and finance sectors.
According to local media, Russian hacking group Killnet has carried out DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service, an attempt to disrupt a server, network or service by overloading a target) against a wide range of public institutions, including the Treasury and Migration Service. Department and Lithuanian Airports Authority.
Cyber security agencies of the Baltic states – Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia – Reported an increase in hostile activity in cyberspace since Russia invaded Ukraine.
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