| 13 July 2024, Saturday |

European Parliament website hit by cyberattack after Russia ‘terrorism’ vote

Following a vote on a resolution that designated Russia a “state sponsor of terrorism,” the European Parliament website on Wednesday was hit by a cyberattack.

“The availability of the EU Parliament website is currently impacted from outside due to high levels of external network traffic,” Jaume Duch, director general for communication and spokesperson of the European Parliament, said on Twitter.

“This traffic is related to a DDOS attack (Distributed Denial of Service) event. EP teams are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.”

European lawmakers passed the resolution earlier in the day with 494 members voting in favor, 58 against and 44 abstaining.

“In its war against Ukraine the Russian military has intensified its strikes on civilian targets, including energy infrastructure, hospitals, medical facilities, schools, and shelters — violating international law and international humanitarian law in the process,” the resolution said.

  • Anadolu Agency