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Albanian Government Hit by “Massive Cyber-Attack”

By Olivia Skiffington Tue Jul 19, 2022

The Albanian government has been hit with a “massive cyber-attack,” forcing its websites offline.

In a statement shared with local news outlets, the government blamed the incident on a synchronized “attack from abroad.” The press release continued: “In order to not allow this attack to damage our information system, the National Agency of Information Society had temporarily shut down online services and other government websites.”

The government also emphasized that all citizens’ data stored on its website is “safe and intact.”

It did not suggest who may have been behind the attack but noted that “the methods used by these malicious actors are similar to last year’s attacks observed in the international cyberspace.”

A number of Albanian government websites appear to still be offline, including its parliament and prime minister’s office.

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