Belgian public-sector network suffers cyberattack, affecting parliament

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The attack disrupted a planned meeting of Belgian's Foreign Affairs, which had been due to discuss the human rights situation in Xinjiang

Belgium suffered a large-scale DDoS attack on Tuesday, impacting the activities of many of its key institutions including Parliament, ministries, educational establishments and public administratio...

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