Slovak foreign ministry becomes subject of sophisticated cyber attack: official

Source: Xinhua| 2018-10-18 01:11:42|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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BRATISLAVA, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry has become the target of a massive cyber attack, Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini said on Wednesday, adding that at the moment it's not possible to specify who is behind the attack.

"This attack has been revealed by the Military Intelligence Service due to unusual computer behavior. Following a thorough analysis, they confirmed that it hasn't been a common infection, but a sophisticated malicious code that allows attackers to filter data from inside the organization onto attackers' servers abroad," stressed Pellegrini.

The prime minister added that the issues concerning the identity of attackers and the subject of their interest are currently the main objective of the ongoing investigation.

"This attack has been activated from abroad, it is a supranational sophisticated spy organization, and it's essential for us to start co-operating with teams that examine similar attacks in the surrounding countries. That's why we've decided to publish the information about the attack and show that Slovakia is able to detect such things and take countermeasures," said Pellegrini.