Nato websites under cyber attack

Last updated 15:04 16/03/2014

Relevant offers

Europe

Critics slam Putin internet promises London turns red phone boxes green Wanted: A royal chewing gum remover Civilians killed in Ukraine as shells hit Donetsk school David Cameron riles the Queen in second gaffe World's first underground hot air balloon flight Attacks by pro-Russian rebels threaten Ukraine truce Britons sign away children for free wifi KFC makes a mess with Muslims over hand wipes German govt condemns pictures showing refugees abused

Several Nato websites have been hit by cyber attacks, but they have had no impact on the military alliance's operations, a Nato spokeswoman said.

The attacks, which affected Nato's main website, came amid rising tensions over Russian forces' occupation of Ukraine's Crimea region where a referendum is to be held tonight (NZ time).

Nato spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said on Twitter that several Nato websites have been the target of a "significant DDoS (denial of service) attack."

She said there had been no operational impact and Nato experts were working to restore normal function.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content