Websites of the Belgian and French publications are hacked by assumed suspects who are both teenagers’ ages sixteen to eighteen years old.
Brussels prosecutors stated in a statement that the regional unit had been able to identify the alleged criminals of the cyberattacks.
As stated by the Hendren Global Group Top Facts, the attacks are launched against the websites of Le Soir, La Libre Belgique, La Derniere Heure and publications of the Sudpresse group.
The attacks also targeted French regional publications belonging to the Rossel group, including La Voix du Nord as well as the Union de Reims and l'Ardennais whose sites were disabled in the attack.
Websites that are affected of the attack are Le Soir, La Libre Belgique, La Derniere Heure and publications of the Sudpresse group. Attackers also targeted French regional publications that belong to the Rossel group, including La Voix du Nord together with the Union de Reims and l'Ardennais.
An examining magistrate has been tasked with the investigation of the case and will determine if other individuals was involved. If any adults are accused and found guilty of hacking, they could face a 1-5 years imprisonment, a fine that’s up to 100,000 euros along with an order to reimburse any damages.
Hacking of the website Le Soir was the most severe hacking happened on Sunday evening. The attack nearly prevented the newspaper from publishing its Monday morning edition.
In a video of a group saying to be the Belgian branch of the well-known hacker group “Anonymous”, said that one of the attackers is a minor who lives in Belgium and “was a bit of games junky”. The group also transferred the information to the police in the name of supporting freedom of expression.