BRUSSELS: Hackers launched a new attack Monday against the Belgian media group Rossel, targeting the websites of newspapers in Belgium and France, its managing director told AFP.
The group was subject Sunday to a major cyber attack, which blocked access for several hours to the websites of the Belgian daily Le Soir and the French regional newspaper La Voix du Nord.
It informed the police early on Monday.
“People tried again today, but it (the attack) was less serious and powerful,” Rossel managing director Bernard Marchant told AFP by phone late Monday.
The French dailies l’Union de Reims and l’Ardennais were forced to close their websites for at least half an hour.
He said Le Soir and La Voix du Nord were also targeted but gave no detail.
The Belgian daily announced later on its Twitter account: “Le Soir victim of a new cyber attack Monday evening. Access to the site may be unstable. We’re working on it.”
In a cyber attack Friday on Belgium’s regional Wallonian government website, hackers identified as the “Fallaga Team” from Tunisia ran a video followed by a message saying: “Take your heads out of the sand, struggle against your leaders, join the resistance.”