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DDoS attack took large sections of a Belgium's internet offline

May 5, 2021

A massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack knocked out the websites of over 200 Belgium organisations, including the government, parliament, universities, and research institutes.

Belnet, the government-funded ISP provider for the country's educational institutions, research centres, scientific institutes, and government services – including government ministries and the Belgium parliament – was the target of the attack.