Belgian public sector network Belnet hit by major DDoS attack

Tuesday 4 May 2021 | 16:55 CET | News
Belgium's national public sector network Belnet has been hit by a major DDoS attack. The attack led to widespread disruptions in internet access for around 200 customers, including much of the federal government and parliament, as well as universities, researchers and even reservations for the country's vaccination programme. Belnet said the network was overwhelmed and it was working to recover control and restore connectivity. 

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Belnet
Countries: Belgium
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