The IPM group has reported the cyber-attack that hit its lalibre.be and DH.be websites on Monday evening to the Federal Computer Crime Unit (FCCU). This was revealed on Tuesday by Ralph Vankrinkelveldt, editor in chief of La Dernière Heure. The security systems will be upgraded. The Rossel group, which was the victim of a second cyber-attack on Monday, mainly on the Le Soir website, had already lodged a complaint against X. This report “concerns all” of the problems caused, according to Didier Hamann, the General Director of Le Soir. “We will do the same as Le Soir and report it”, confirmed Ralph Vankrinkelveldt. Along with the Rossel group, IPM will upgrade “all security systems” from Tuesday, to protect all its sites, and will do “constant checks to avoid this happening again”.
The Rossel group, which was hit again on Monday evening after the first attack on Sunday, will not submit a second report. The complaint against X lodged on Monday morning “will cover” all the problems caused, including those on Monday evening, according to Didier Hamann. He also added that “there was no intrusion into the IT system”. The Le Soir internet site “was bombarded with requests, around half a million per second… which immobilises the site and its activities. There was no intrusion, and no data was captured”. Several groups have used Twitter to claim responsibility for Monday evening’s attacks, “but it is difficult to determine which are real and which aren’t”, says the General Director.