BRUSSELS (AFP) – The Belgian army mentioned on Tuesday (Dec 21) it had been hit with a cyber assault 5 days prior and was nonetheless battling to revive affected elements of its system.
Army spokesman Olivier Severin advised AFP that parts hit by final Thursday’s assault, which contaminated providers linked to the Web, have been nonetheless being analysed and restored.
Commander Severin didn’t title any group suspected of the assault and gave no additional particulars of the methods concerned.
The attackers are believed to have focused a vulnerability in Log4j, a logging library that retains monitor of occasions on a system.
The flaw, which was publicised earlier this month, was labelled “the one largest, most important vulnerability of the final decade” by US cyber-security agency Tenable.
It might probably permit attackers to take management of a machine, transfer across the sufferer’s community and deploy ransomware and spy ware.
The Belgian army imposed “quarantine measures” to “include the contaminated parts”, Commander Severin advised the Belga press company on Monday.
Log4j is a standard piece of code and the vulnerability has led to widespread concern, however no different assaults on main firms or establishments have but been reported.