A Russian-aligned hacker group has claimed responsibility for a major cyberattack on the European Parliament on Wednesday after the body voted to designate Russia a state sponsor of terrorism.
European Parliament President Roberta Metsola confirmed the same day that the legislature’s website was under attack from malicious digital actors.
“The [European Parliament] is under a sophisticated cyberattack. A pro-Kremlin group has claimed responsibility,” Metsola posted on Twitter. “Our IT experts are pushing back against it & protecting our systems. This, after we proclaimed Russia as a State-sponsor of terrorism.”