The Polish parliament held a closed-door meeting today. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki talked about the unprecedented wave of computer attacks against Poland recently.
The meeting is closed to the public: the intelligence department carefully inspected the hall where the meeting was held, looking for recording equipment. Delegates must leave all electronic equipment outside before entering.
On Tuesday, government spokesman Piotr Mueller stated that Poland was the “target of unprecedented computer attacks” against institutional websites and emails.
The private email of Michal Dworczyk, the minister in charge of the national vaccination plan, was attacked last week.
Then post part of the email on the Telegram application.
Mueller said the scale of the attack “is huge, not only targeting Minister Dworczyk, members of the government, and the PiS Party (the ruling conservative nationalist party), but also targeting a wider population.”
After the parliamentary meeting, a spokesperson said that the special services department had “identified some of the attackers.”
“Soon we will have to crack down on full-scale disinformation operations,” he warned.
Dworczyk said on Thursday that after the attack, “the grammar and language of the message, as well as the metadata of the published document, indicated that these materials were prepared and processed by Russian speakers.”
The media wrote that Dworczyk’s private post office had official documents, including secrets, but he denied this.