“From the investigation and the first analyses of the seized hardware it appeared that there were no terrorist motives. In the interest of the investigation no further information will be released.”
Official Statement from the Prosecutor Office
Belgian prosecutors questioned — jointly with the FBI — the 14 years old boy in Pittsburgh, who confessed having committed the acts. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today.
On 22 March 2016, 32 people died when suicide bombers attacked Zaventem airport and a metro station.
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In the hours folowing the 2016 bombings in Brussels, a cyber attack was launched on the airport website. The attack originated from the US.
The investigators have identified the perpetrator who is a 14 years old boy living in Pittsburgh. He is a US citizen.
According to prosecutors, the cyber-attack had no terrorist motives.
The Belgian Telecom companies were unable to cope with the surge in traffic during the tragedy. Despite a Parliamentary investigation, no satisfactory explanation has been provided for this failure.
Belgium’s largest telecommunications provider, Belgacom — now Proximus — has been hacked by at least one Intelligence Agency.
Documents from National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden confirmed that British surveillance agency Government Communications Headquarters was behind a very sophisticated attack, codenamed ‘Operation Socialist’. The operation began in 2012.
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