The European Commission and other EU institutions were hit hard by a cyber attack last week.
In particular, a representative of the Commission stated that some EU bodies "Encountered a security incident on their IT infrastructure." He added that the forensic analysis of the incident is still in its infancy and that it is too early to provide further and more definitive information on the nature of the attack.
In addition, the spokesman told Bleeping Computer the following: "We work closely with CERT-EU, the computer emergency response team for all EU institutions, services, agencies. and the IT solution provider affected. The Commission has set up 24/7 monitoring services and is taking mitigation measures. "
So far, there has been no "significant data breach", although forensic analysis of the intrusion attempts is still in its infancy, and no specific information is available.
The words of the representative include the following: "Let me use this opportunity to remind you that we take cybersecurity very seriously and have strict policies to protect our infrastructure and equipment. We are investigating every incident. "
There is currently no information on the nature of the incident or the identity of the malicious agents behind it. Although not confirmed by the European Commission representative, the Bloomberg reported that the cyber attack hit EU agencies. last week.
It is worth noting that recently suffered a cyber attack and other important EU institutions.
In particular, the European Banking Authority (EBA) had to scrap all email systems last month after their Microsoft Exchange servers were compromised as part of ongoing attacks targeting businesses and governments around the world.
In January, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) stated that the COVID-19 vaccine data of Pfizer / BioNTech that had been stolen from his servers, leaked to the Internet in December. In a subsequent update, the EMA revealed that malicious agents falsified some of the vaccine candidate data before it leaked to the Internet to undermine public confidence in vaccines COVID-19.
Researchers at IBM X-Force also warned in December of threatening agents targeting organisms linked to the COVID-19 cold vaccine chain, including Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union of the European Commission.
Source of information: bleepingcomputer.com