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Lithuania under massive cyber attack from russia

28.06.2022, 12:43

Lithuanian government departments and private entities have suffered from a cyber attack. This was announced on June 27 by the National Cyber ​​Security Center of Lithuania, Raidio Liberty reports.

In particular, the websites of the State Tax Inspectorate, the Migration Department, as well as transport companies and several media outlets were down.

According to the director of the National Center for Cyber ​​Security Jonas Skardinskas, the attacks were carried out from russia. The pro-kremlin group Killnet has already claimed responsibility.

On their Telegram channel, they posted a video in which they demanded that Lithuania "lift the blockade of Kaliningrad;" otherwise, the hackers said, the attacks would continue.

Jonas Skardinskas believes that the attacks on the websites of the country's transport, energy, and financial sectors are likely to take place in the coming days.

The "blockade of Kaliningrad" is how the hackers called Lithuania's ban on the pass of russian freight trains with sanctioned goods, such as coal, metal, cement, wood, and high-tech products, to the Kaliningrad region of russia through its territory.

A spokesman for the Lithuanian railway concern LTG, Mantas Dubauskas, said that his company was implementing EU sanctions against russia and Belarus, which were due to take full effect by mid-June. moscow strongly opposed Lithuania's decision, reminding that it was not about imports, but about the transit of goods from one russian territory to another, and promised to take tough measures.

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