Lithuania Govt Websites Hit by Cyberattacks for third Time

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Source:   —  April 22, 2016, at 6:08 PM

The latest so-called denial-of-service attacks disrupted the websites of Parliament and the ministries of finance, defense, agriculture and others for about thirty minutes on Thursday.

Lithuanian executive declare government websites have been hit by cyberattacks for the third time this month.

The latest so-called denial-of-service attacks disrupted the websites of Parliament and the ministries of finance, defense, agriculture and others for about thirty minutes on Thursday.

Police launched an investigation but couldn't immediately declare who was behind the Thursday attacks and those earlier this month. The most intense attacks happened on April eleven during a meeting of Crimean Tartars in Lithuania.

Arvydas Zvirblis, head of the Infobalt cybersecurity committee, said "these coordinated attacks are unpredictable and can cause serious damage." He said Lithuania needs to upgrade its cyber defense capabilities.

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