A massive cyberattack hit Slovak and Polish Parliaments

Pierluigi Paganini October 29, 2022

The Slovak and Polish parliaments were hit by a massive cyber attack, and the voting system in Slovakia’s legislature was brought down.

A massive cyber attack hit the Slovak and Polish parliaments, reported the authorities. The cyber attack brought down the voting system in Slovakia’s legislature.

“The attack was multi-directional, including from inside the Russian Federation,” reads a statement published by the Polish Senate.

Polish authorities argued that the attack may be linked to the Senate’s vote. Polish Senate speaker Tomasz Grodzki defined the Russian government as a “terrorist regime”.

The attack completely blocked the IT infrastructure of the parliament

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“Parliament’s entire computer network has been paralysed. “said Slovak parliament’s deputy speaker Gabor Grendel. “Around 11 am (0900 GMT), we were about to vote when the head of our administrative department informed us there has been a cyberattack on the IT system of the parliament,” he added.

“Therefore, the parliamentary session was interrupted.”

The attack brought down the IT network and phone lines at the Slovak parliament, the voting operations on several bills were interrupted.

“We have not identified the source of this problem, our technicians are solving it,” Slovak parliamentary speaker Boris Kollar said.

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Pierluigi Paganini

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