Hackers tried to disrupt the parliamentary elections in Montenegro

Hackers tried to disrupt the parliamentary elections in Montenegro


While the U.S. frets over potential cyberattacks derailing the presidential election on November 8, cybercriminals attempted to disrupt the parliamentary elections in Montenegro on Sunday.

The vote was hotly contested between parties that split over the issue of greater integration with Europe or closer ties to Russia.

But while Montenegrins went the polls, several media and government websites buckled under the weight of DDoS attacks from an unknown source, according to the Ministry for Information Society and Telecommunications of Montenegro. The attackers targeted several sites including the news service CDM, radio station Antena M, and the website of the ruling political party, Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro.

sauce via IrisWest