• Fri. Aug 18th, 2023

French Senate Website Downed, According to Pro-Russian Cyber Criminals

Jul 1, 2023
French Senate attacked by pro-Russian hackers
Esme Greene

In only the latest such cyberattack since Russia invaded Ukraine last year, pro-Russian hackers claimed to have knocked down the website of the French Senate on Friday. 

In only the latest such cyberattack since the war started last year, pro-Russian hackers claimed to have knocked down the website of the French Senate on Friday. The upper chamber of Parliament said on Twitter just before noon that “access to the site has been disrupted since this morning,” adding that a team was working to repair the issue.

The Original Source of the Statement

According to a group claiming to be NoName on Telegram, the attack was carried out because “France is working with Ukraine on a new “help” package that could contain weapons.”

The National Assembly’s website in France was reportedly taken offline for several hours in March by the exact same organization.

Additionally, it claimed responsibility for the interruption of the Canadian government’s websites last month during the arrival of Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.

Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, dismissed the attack, stating that it would “in no way dissuade us from our unwavering support of Ukraine” even if a website went down for a couple of hours.