On Tuesday, May 4, hackers continuously attacked Belnet, a country that is a major participant in Internet access in the country. The perpetrator has not yet been identified.
On Tuesday, May 4, many Belgian institutions were paralyzed after the cyberattack on Belnet. Belnet is a public service that provides Internet access for parliaments, universities, research institutions, tax authorities, hospitals, etc. The system reserved for the Covid-19 vaccination center organization has also been affected, and to a lesser extent, the Federal Attorney’s Office, which is responsible for terrorism and serious crime files. In total, Belnet can interconnect with 200 public participants.
The attack was unprecedented, “Very large-scale, we have never seen it since we were founded in 1993”, The company said, but it is often hacked.This service suffered “DDoS attacks send large amounts of data to the server until they can no longer handle the overload.” Since this kind of organized traffic blocking is not designed to infect or destroy the entire network, most organizations have slowed down, if not impossible, access to the Web.
The panel tried to find and block the source, but according to a Belnet spokesperson, they had to “Playing with cats and mice” Obviously experienced hackers, they launched attacks one after another. Make a complaint to the Computer Crime Department, which is a department of the Federal Police Force and must work hard to determine the cause of this large-scale destabilization operation, and may be its initiator.
Without public confirmation, the mobilized experts quickly turned their attention to China. On Twitter, an agent was suspicious by writing: “A cyber attack on the Federal Assembly. Therefore, the hearing on the worrying situation of Uyghurs who have been violently suppressed by the Chinese Communist regime has been cancelled. Very strange, very strange…”
The representatives of the Foreign Relations Committee will hear the testimony of a Uyghur witness who is a woman living in the Netherlands who, among other things, should raise the issue of forced sterilization in Xinjiang. The committee also hopes to hear the opinions of scholars and representatives of the World Uyghur Congress. The World Uyghur Congress is the main political organization of Uyghur diasporas. It is democratic but has been designated as a terrorist organization by Beijing. Supporters of the Chinese regime are among the Belgian radical leftists, designating it as a separatist movement and maintaining contact with the extreme right.