Pro-Kremlin KillNet hackers took down the website of the European Parliament on Wednesday in a DDoS attack that came just hours after the legislative body declared Russia a terrorist state.
The website was still down late in the day as part of a string of hacktivist attacks against East European and Balkan states.
Jaume Duch, spokesperson of the European Parliament, tweeted Wednesday that the website was affected “due to high levels of external network traffic” that he blamed on a distributed denial-of-service attack.
The official website of the European Parliament remained down as of Wednesday afternoon. Duch says the agency is currently working to resolve the issue quickly.
On Wednesday, pro-Kremlin hacking group KillNet claimed responsibility for the hack.
“Strap-on shelling of the server part of the official website of the European Parliament!” the group posted to its Telegram channel.
The attacks against the European Parliament came hours after the agency adopted a resolution officially identifying Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism. It was adopted by the member states with 494 votes in favor, 58 against, with 44 abstentions.