Poland accuses Russia of a hacking attack that blocked access to its online tax reporting system.
This was stated by Janusz Cieszyńskis, State Secretary for Digitization in the Prime Minister’s Office, in an interview with the Polsat News television channel on Wednesday.
“The Russians are responsible for yesterday’s attack, it must be clarified. We have information which allows us to say that it is very likely that they did it, “said the official.
Tuesday’s attack blocked access to the website, he said, but no taxpayer data was leaked.
J. Cieszyński noted that more and more Polish citizens and businesses are paying attention to the danger of hacker attacks. According to Polish cybersecurity specialists, the number of such attacks has increased fivefold since the start of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine.
At the beginning of November last year, hackers attacked the website of the Polish Parliament. This attack was carried out after the Polish Senate unanimously adopted a resolution recognizing the Russian government as a terrorist regime.
The Russian-linked hacker group NoName057(16) is believed to be responsible for this attack.
Source: The Delfi