At a glance.
- Cyberattacks hit Albania.
- Threat actors prospect journalists.
- GRU said to be trolling researchers who look into Sandworm.
- CISA opens a liaison office in London.
Cyberattacks hit Albania.
Albania sustained a major cyberattack yesterday, Balkan Insight and other sources report. Government sources stress the attacks' foreign origin and unprecedented scope. “Albania is under a massive cybernetic attack that has never happened before. This criminal cyber-attack was synchronized...from outside Albania,” the Council of Ministers said in a statement. Cybernews quotes the Albanian National Agency for the Information Society (AKSHI) on the government's decision to shutdown some of its online services: "In order to withstand these unprecedented and dangerous strikes, we have been forced to close down government systems until the enemy attacks are neutralized." Among the services disrupted are, according to Exit, "the websites of Parliament and the Prime Minister’s Office, as well as e-Albania—the government portal that all Albanians, as well as foreign residents and investors, have to use to use a slew of public services." Services were still undergoing restoration today. Little information is available about the details of the attacks, and so far there's been no attribution.