Cyberattack fears raise the alarm in Eastern European countries

The cyberattacks that targeted multiple US government agencies and companies in recent months have raised the alarm in developing Eastern European countries regarding their own cybersecurity capabilities.

During the past year, some of them, like North Macedonia, have already experienced breaches of their state IT systems: last summer, the country had its electoral process disrupted by massive DDoS attacks that happened on election night. Hackers targeted the website of the state electoral commission, which went down for a few days before the election results could finally be made available to the Macedonian public.

In 2019 in neighboring Bulgaria, more than five million people had their personal data stolen in a breach of the national tax agency.

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Source: ZDNet