Updated Albania’s online public services and websites have gone dark following what appears to be a cyberattack.
According to a statement from the Albanian National Agency for Information Society (AKSHI), the websites of the Prime Minister’s Office and Parliament have both been pulled as has, critically, the e-Albania portal used by residents and foreigners alike to access public services.
The latter is particularly alarming since the Albanian government closed many in-person services in favor of the e-Albania portal in May 2022.
Albanian media reported that the attack was detected on Friday, and bore some resemblance to those carried out in Ukraine and Germany. AKSHI has apparently since cooperated with Microsoft’s Detection and Response Team (DART) as well as Jones Group International to sort out the problems and get everything back up and running as soon as possible.

Link: https://www.theregister.com/2022/07/18/albania_down/

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