The infrastructure of government institutions in Bulgaria has been hit by a massive DDoS attack. The attack started on Saturday and experts believe that it was orchestrated by Russian threat actors.
The attack hit multiple government offices, including the Internal Affairs Ministry, the Defence Ministry, the Justice Ministry, and the Constitutional Court.
The Bulgarian government launched an investigation into the incident and warned that these attacks threaten the foundations of the state.
Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev, during a special briefing on the subject, defined the attack as a criminal offense.
“Here, not only the website of the presidency is under attack, but the object of the attack is also the entire Bulgarian state as part of the European family,” said Ivan Geshev, quoted by BTA.
The object of the attack are numerous ministries, including the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Defense, and Justice.” reported the Euractive website. “The Constitutional Court was also attacked. “I don’t know why they left out the prosecutor’s office,” Geshev added, stressing that he was saying it as a joke.”
Initial investigation revealed that the attack originated from Magnitogorsk, Russia, explained the deputy chief prosecutor and director of the national investigation Borislav Sarafov. Clearly, this information is not enough to attribute the attack to a specific threat actor.