On Tuesday the internet service provider Belnet fell victim to a cyberattack. The attack took place at 11:00am CEST when the company experienced a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. This resulted in Belnet’s servers being overloaded and preventing any availability of their online services.
The attack affected any website with .be domains. As a number of Belgium’s government agencies are customers of Belnet, they too were affected by the attack. The incident affected Belgium’s parliament, police services, universities and scientific institutions, as well as 200 other Belnet customers, who all lost internet access.