Thursday, March 24, 2011

'Grave' cyber strike on EU bodies before meeting

A spokesman told that the EU has stated a "severe" cyber attack on the Commission and External Action Service on the eve of a summit in Brussels, a spokesman told the BBC.

Very important steps on the future plans of the EU, economic plan and the current war in Libya are to be talked about at the two-day discussions. 

The elements were not provided but other sources evaluated the attack to a present assault on France's finance ministry."We're often targeted by cyber assaults but this is a greater one," one source said.

The European Commission has been analyzing the level of the present risk and, on account of preventing the "leakage of unauthorized information", has closed down outer approach to e-mail and the organization' intranet. It has been said to the staff for changing their passwords.

Antony Gravili, spokesman for the security and information technology commissioner, told "The Commission and External Advisory Service are related to a severe cyber attack.

"We are already taking immediate steps to control this. An inquiry's been set up. This isn't strange as the commission is constantly hit." Mr. Gravili further added that he had no information the attack had been associated to the EU summit.

France's finance ministry approached under a cyber attack in December that beleaguered files on the G20 summit held in Paris last month.

Confirming the attack, Budget Minister Francois Baroin said an inquiry had been opened.
Paris Match magazine said a non-stop cyber attack had waned documents linked to the G20 and worldwide economic matters.

At least 150 of the French ministry's 170,000 computers were exaggerated.

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