Lithuania Reports Cyberattack, Blames Russia

Lithuania Reports Cyberattack_ Blames Russia

Lithuania announced that it had been the victim of an “intense” cyberattack, most likely from Russia, after complaining about limitations Vilnius imposed on the rail transit of specific items to Kaliningrad.

After Vilnius imposed the restrictions, which it claimed was just the implementation of European Union sanctions, Russia last week threatened retaliation against the Baltic country. A tweet from the defense ministry read, ” Lithuanian state institutions and companies are under intense DDoS attack.” A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack aims to overwhelm the target with an excessive amount of internet traffic, impairing regular operation of the system.

The cyberattack was allegedly carried out by the Russian hacker collective Killnet in retribution for the limitations put in place by Lithuania earlier in June, according to a statement released by the group.

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