The Polish government’s computer security officer, Janusz Szyczynski, confirmed on Friday that many sites and official communications systems in Poland are being targeted by computer attacks.
In comments to Polish radio quoted by Effie Agency, Janusz Szyczynski confirmed, among other things public institutionsThe computer system of the Polish clearing house, which processes bank credits, transfers between banks and the public administration, was attacked.
also attacked mail servers Related to government and public administration offices, as well as news portalswith many pages exposed to similar attacks.
According to Efe, the page of the Polish news agency PAP and several pages of Polish media were intermittently unavailable, and many closed news comments related to Russia.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki issued a decree Thursday raising Poland’s computer alert level to the second highest possible level from four.
This is the first time that such a level of alert has been created, which assumes that attacks will be carried out against the country’s vital institutions and systems.
On the other hand, the Polish media regulatory entity decided to ban broadcasting of Russia Today (RT), Soyuz TV, Rossija 24 and other Russian-speaking media, on Polish territory.
Orange Polska, the country’s largest telecom operator, announced Thursday its decision to reduce the cost of calls to Ukraine by 80%.
More than one and a half million Ukrainians live in Poland, which has a population of 38 million.