Anonymous hackers targeted several Cyprus government websites on Sunday in an attempt to disrupt the presidential elections.
The hacktivists urged their supporters to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks against several websites, most of them owned by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Interior.
At some point, the hacktivists claimed to have taken down a total of 31 domains
, but Cyprus Mail reports
that the hackers didn't manage to disrupt the elections.
Government representatives have said that there was no evidence that any of their servers were breached. They have highlighted the fact that the attacks launched by the hackers could only prevent the government from displaying the vote count on official websites.
On the other hand, the police say they’ve been monitoring the situation ever since the threats were made. Authorities have revealed that they would be contacting the Interpol and Europol if necessary.