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Lebanese parliament's website faces unknown cyberattack attempt

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The official website of the Lebanese Parliament experienced an attempted cyberattack of unknown origin, as announced by the Parliament's press office on Sunday.

The incident adds to growing concerns over cybersecurity in Lebanon © Mena Today 

The official website of the Lebanese Parliament experienced an attempted cyberattack of unknown origin, as announced by the Parliament's press office on Sunday.

In a brief statement, the press office confirmed that following the cyberattack attempt, the technical team responsible for managing and safeguarding the website had temporarily frozen it and was actively working to resolve the incident.

Details regarding the nature of the cyberattack attempt were not clear as of Sunday evening, and the Parliament's website appeared to be functioning normally.

This incident adds to growing concerns over cybersecurity in Lebanon, coming just two weeks after the Beirut International Airport was targeted in a cyberattack.

The previous cyberattack on the airport, which occurred on a Sunday evening, resulted in the malfunctioning of baggage conveyor belts and the display of a hostile message directed at Hezbollah on flight information screens.

According to sources from Middle East Airlines (MEA), the national carrier, the cyberattack had affected the Flight Information Display System (FIDS), responsible for showing flight details within the airport, as well as the Baggage Handling System (BHS) for baggage inspection.

Cybersecurity threats have been on the rise globally, and Lebanon is not immune to these challenges. Incidents like the recent cyberattacks on both the Parliament's website and the Beirut International Airport highlight the need for increased vigilance and investment in cybersecurity measures to protect critical infrastructure and sensitive information. 

As technology continues to advance, nations must remain prepared to defend against evolving cyber threats.

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