Staff warned of cyberattack, but no data breach.
The European Commission was the victim of a “large scale” cyberattack Thursday, a spokesperson said.
“The attack has so far been successfully stopped with no interruption of service, although connection speeds have been affected for a time. No data breach has occurred,” the spokesperson said.
A staff email from the Commission’s IT services, which hit inboxes at around 6 p.m. and POLITICO has obtained, said: “This afternoon, the European Commission was subject to a cyberattack (denial of service) which resulted in the saturation of our Internet connection.”
According to a commission staffer, “no one could work this afternoon, since the internet was gone twice, for several hours.”
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