Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attack has disrupted the operations of European Commission on Thursday this week. As per our sources, the cyber attack took place at 2PM GMT and the services could only be restored till late that night.
Earlier, it was thought to be an internal hack done on organizations systems. But later, authorities clarified that it was a DDoS cyber assault which witnessed large volumes of fake traffic per second which saturated the network of European Commission servers.
The officials have confirmed that no data breach has taken place during this cyber attack as hackers were only interested in disrupting the services and the network. As a result of this hack, workers couldn’t access their emails and other online working tools the whole afternoon of Thursday.
The work of restoration began in the evening hours of Thursday and the website servers were back on computing track by late evening.
What’s amazing is that the hack took place during the Brussel’s EU –Ukraine Summit where Europe Union is said to present support programs designed specifically to foster accountability and transparent governance.
Thus, officials believe that the perpetrators were not interested in locking the database content and were just interested in blocking the network. A three-member inquiry team has been pressed into the service and so more details can be expected by this weekend.
Officials working in public and corporate organizations all around the world are showing a lot of concern towards cyber attacks. GCHQ has also issued an alert in October this year that government organizations in Europe are vulnerable to cyber attacks and so agencies should take proactive measures to deter such threats in advance.
Hope, the staff working in the cyber security space of the central web site Europa and the European Commission learn this truth at the earliest.