4/16, 6:43 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Belgian Foreign Ministry stops hacking attempt

The Foreign Ministry of Belgium stated on Tuesday that its electronic services will be down throughout the day, including legalization and passport services, due to an attempted hacking attack, a spokesperson told the press. The entire network that connects the ministry to its embassies and consulates worldwide is down.

Deputy Spokesperson Karl Lagatie stated: "We noticed an attempt to penetrate the Foreign Affairs network and decided, as a precaution, to isolate the network and proceeded to restart the system."

The Foreign Ministry's website only cited "urgent technical reasons" for the outage.

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