The European Union (EU) is struggling to combat widespread cyberbullying and the spread of fake news after a series of attacks targeted political parties and media outlets, the Associated Press reported.
On Tuesday, a group of hackers known as “Fancy Bear” claimed responsibility for a series in which it attacked the Twitter accounts of several European political parties.
The hackers then posted a list of the politicians’ email addresses on the hacking group’s website.
In a series posted on Twitter on Wednesday, Fancy Bear claimed responsibility, saying the information it had collected was used to launch attacks against its targets.
Twitter said it had received no such threat.
In the latest attacks, a Twitter account belonging to a politician who was recently elected to parliament in Latvia and an online political group called a group called “We Are All Latvia” were targeted.
The attack targeted the Twitter account for the first time in several weeks.
The group claimed responsibility on Thursday for another attack that targeted the online account of a political party in Poland.
The group said it also targeted a Facebook page of a politician in Belgium and the Facebook page for a political group in Belgium.
The attacks, which were not connected, could have targeted any political party or group, the AP reported.