Experts reported that the website of the French National Assembly (parliament) has been down since Monday morning as a result of an attack claimed by the pro-Russian hacking group “No Name” in retaliation for Paris’s support for Kiev.
Ivan Fontarinsky, technical director at Thales Group in charge of cyber defence, said the website had been subjected to a “denial of service” attack by flooding it with more requests than it could handle, according to “Agence France Presse”.
He pointed out that a pro-Moscow hacker group calling itself “No Name 057 (16)” claimed responsibility for the attack on its Telegram channel, in retaliation against France for its support for Ukraine.
This coincides with the French government’s attempt on Monday to regain the initiative by expressing its desire to “calm down”, but without succeeding so far in defusing the tension on the eve of a new mobilization scheduled for Tuesday in protest against raising the retirement age from 62 to 64 years, a week after the approval of an amendment. Pension system without a vote in Parliament.