After declaring Russia a state promoter of terrorism, the European Parliament was the victim of a cyber attack

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After declaring Russia a state promoter of terrorism, the European Parliament was the victim of a cyberattack

After declaring Russia a state promoter of terrorism, the European Parliament was the victim of a cyberattack

The European Parliament on Wednesday defined Russia as a state promoter of terrorism and, hours later, he was the victim of a cyberattack.

Moments after the resolution was approved, the agency's official website was disabled. Many users on networks showed that the screen was throwing a white image reporting an error.

After declaring Russia a state promoter of terrorism, the European Parliament was the victim of a cyberattack

This was seen when trying to enter the official website of the European Parliament during the cyberattack

The president of the Parliament, Roberta Metsola, announced the facts on her Twitter account and clarified that it was a “sophisticated cyberattack” and that “a pro-Kremlin group has claimed responsibility” . This is KillNet .

she In turn, she commented that the technology department was “fighting it and protecting our systems”.

After declaring Russia a state promoter of terrorism, the European Parliament was a victim of a cyberattack

Tweet by Roberta Metsola (Twitter: @EP_President)

The attack suffered by the site was a DDoS-distributed denial of service attack-, according to the legislature's spokesman, Jaume Duch. “The site is currently affected from the outside due to high levels of traffic from the external network,” he commented.

This type of virtual aggression is based on sending a large number of login requests to a certain page, which causes the server to not be able to respond to all of them and, therefore, to be collapsed. That is when all the users who want to browse the site -without being able to distinguish the false ones from the real ones- cannot do so and, failing that, they see a legend that reports an error.

By their nature, DDoS does not damage networks because they do not penetrate them and, therefore, information on servers is not usually at risk. However, they tend to be a great annoyance, since they make it impossible for people who need to access information to navigate normally.

After declaring Russia a state promoter of terrorism, the European Parliament was the victim of a cyberattack

By their nature, DDoS does not harm networks because they do not penetrate them and, therefore, the information contained in the servers is not usually in danger

Metsola understood this episode as Putin's response to the bloc's recent resolution, which is why he wrote on his profile: “My response: Glory to Ukraine”.

The pro-Kremlin group KillNet the same one that, months before, had caused a crash in the websites of multiple airports in the United States. On that occasion, it was also about DDoS attacks adjudicated by citizens of Moscow.

The European Parliament against Russia

This Wednesday, the European Chamber declared itself in response to the “deliberate attacks by Russia and the atrocities committed against the Ukrainian population”, for which reasonthe offending country was considered a promoter of terrorism .

“The destruction of civilian infrastructure and other serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law constitute acts of terror against the Ukrainian population and war crimes,” lamented Parliament.

After declaring Russia a state promoter of terrorism, the European Parliament was the victim of a cyberattack

The European Parliament declared Russia a state promoter of terrorism (REUTERS)

To this resolution was added a claim against the European Union for a new legal framework that allows these States to be classified and restricts the relations of the community bloc with said countries.

According to current laws, the measure -approved by 494 votes in favour, 58 against and 44 abstentions- has no legal value, although it does have great symbolic value. That is why the bloc urged the EU to “begin a complete international isolation of the Russian Federation”.

To do this, they asked to act “ with regard to Russia's membership in international organizations and bodies, such as the United Nations Security Council”, avoid holding official acts on its territory, further reducing diplomatic relations with Russia and that contacts be limited to ” strictly necessary minimum”.

Meanwhile, they clarified that the only thing negotiable is payment of war reparations by Putin.

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