The websites of the Montenegrin government and several state institutions, as well as some pro-government media, have been targeted with increasing numbers of cyberattacks in recent days, the government in Podgorica told BIRN. “The scope and diversity of the attacks and the fact that they are being undertaken on a professional level indicates that this was a synchronised action,” the government said in a statement. Official websites and network infrastructure came under serious attack for the first time on the day of the parliamentary elections in Montenegro on October 16, amid speculation that Russian hackers had a role in it. The major new attack, which the government describes as more intense than the one in October, started on February 15 and peaked the following day, but continued over the weekend, the statement said.
It said that the authorities are working with colleagues from partner countries on locating and identifying the attackers.
“The fact that the attack targeted government and other state bodies’ portals, as well as some Montenegrin media, as it was done on election day in October, raises suspicion about the motives. The goal was to disable the sharing of information with the Montenegrin and international public,” it added.
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