Cyber attack on not a threat to national security -

  • 2018-10-07
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA – According to the Latvian Information Technology Security Incident Response Institution (, yesterday's cyber-attack on the popular Latvian social-networking website was not a threat to national security nor the election process.

Furthermore, no personal information was obtained by the hackers.

As reported, the popular Latvian social networking web-site was hacked on Saturday, LETA observed.

After the hack, when entering the web-site, visitors were ''greeted'' with the Russian flag and Russian anthem.

A message was also posted, promoting a so-called ''Russian world''.

Meanwhile, Draugiem Group spokesman Janis Palkavnieks confirmed that the web-site was hacked yesterday.

The web-site was down for several hours to determine the circumstances of the hack.