Lithuania was subjected to a massive cyberattack

Lithuania was subjected to a massive cyberattack

Lithuania has experienced a massive cyberattack

  Lithuania hit by massive cyber attack

Russian hacker group Killnet claimed responsibility for it

Lithuanian public institutions and private entities were hit by a cyber attack on Monday, according to a statement by the Lithuanian National Cyber ​​Security Center, published by the country's Defense Ministry.

According to the Associated Press, the attack targeted the security of the national data network. The State Tax Inspectorate and the Lithuanian Migration Department were among the government agencies forced to suspend online services for several hours. They later returned to work.

The Russian hacker group Killnet claimed responsibility for Monday's cyberattack, claiming it was a response to Lithuania's decision to stop the transit of goods to the Kaliningrad region.

Reuters quoted a spokesman for the group as saying that “the attack will continue until Lithuania lifts the blockade.” intensity will continue in the coming days, especially in the transport, energy and financial sectors.”