Belarus secret service website still down after hackers claim to breach it


The website of Belarus’ main security service agency (KGB) has reportedly been down for two months following a cyberattack by Belarusian politically motivated hackers. 

The hackers, known as the Belarusian Cyber-Partisans, announced their operation against the KGB late last week. The agency has not commented on the attack, but on Monday its website says that it is “in the process of development.”

The announcement of the hackers’ operation came a few days after Belarus updated its military doctrine, introducing the possibility of responding to a cyberattack on its critical infrastructure with force. The Cyber-Partisans are made up of exiled tech specialists scattered around the world — part of the broader opposition movement in Belarus, using digital tools to try to topple Lukashenko’s regime.

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