EuObserver: EU institutions hit by ‘major’ cyber attack ahead of summit

EuObserver: EU institutions hit by ‘major’ cyber attack ahead of summit
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“The European Commission and the External Action Service have been hit by a “major” cyber attack ahead of a key EU summit where crucial decisions on the future structure of the bloc, countries’ economic strategies and the ongoing war in Libya are to be discussed.

The commission will not comment on the nature of the attacks due to security concerns, but has confirmed the institutions are indeed the focus of a serious strike. Meanwhile officials are comparing the attack to an assault on the French finance ministry last year ahead of a G20 meeting.

“We’re regularly hit by cyber attacks, but this one’s a big one,” said an EU source familiar with the matter that did not want to be named.”

More on the EuObserver: http://euobserver.com/9/32049