Poland reports about Russian attack on government website

Poland reports about Russian attack on government website

The attack on the tax website is linked to the activities of Russian special services

Poland reports about Russian attack on government website

Russia has attacked Poland's state tax website, Polish government cybersecurity spokesman Janusz Cieszynski said.

Source. Bloomberg

According to Czeszynski, a DDoS attack shut down the podatki.gov.pl portal early in the morning on February 28.

"The Russians are responsible for yesterday's attack, it should be clear. We have information that makes it very likely that it was this enemy," Czeszynski said in an interview with Polsat News.

At the same time, the Polish official noted that the attack was linked to the activities of Russian special services. The tax office's website was disabled by creating a large amount of artificial traffic.

"This is an attack that blocks access to the website, but does not block security and does not jeopardize our data," Czeszynski explained, assuring that no data of Polish taxpayers had been leaked. He also noted that since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the number of cyberattacks has increased 5 times.

The tax portal has now been fully restored.

Last year in November, hackers attacked the website of the Polish Parliament. This happened after the Polish Senate unanimously passed a resolution recognizing the Russian government as a terrorist regime. The Russian-linked hacker group NoName057 (16) claimed responsibility for the cyberattack.

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