Broadcast agency says it is under cyber attack

The Latvia State Radio and Television Center (LVRTC) said July 6 it has come under sustained cyber-attack.

"LVRTC's technological resources have been under cyber attack for more than 7 hours. To mitigate and localize the scope of the attack, we have restricted access to certain services and some customers may find electronic identity functionality provided by LVRTC unavailable," the agency said.

National cyber security agency CERT.lv has been informed, the LVRTC said, noting that its technical platforms have already been attacked several times this year.  @certlv

"The ongoing attack is one of the longest, as well as being large-scale and technologically complicated," it said.

LVRTC is a 100% state-owned company that ensures that every person in Latvia is able to quickly and securely receive and transmit information. 

As part of its remit it is the main national operator of the terrestrial broadcasting network for radio and television programs.

No details were given of the source of the cyber-attack or its severity, but you probably don't need to be Sherlock Holmes to deduce the likely culprit.

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