Several Belgian public service websites affected by a suspected DDOS cyberattack on Sunday were made accessible again at dawn on Monday.
The websites of the Federal Public Service Finance, the Prime Minister’s Chancellery and the monarchy were accessible at around 04:00 on Monday morning, Belga reported. The Senate website, however, was still inaccessible.
IT problems disrupted the operation of several public service websites on Sunday. In particular, FPS Finance had reported a "hacker attack" via X (formerly Twitter).
Several websites of Belgian institutions had already fallen victim to a DDOS (denial of service) cyber attack last Thursday. The websites of the Royal Palace, the Prime Minister and the Senate were made temporarily unavailable.
In place of the home page was a message in English referring to Belgian aid to Ukraine, including Wednesday’s promise to send F-16s by 2025.