Government spokesman Piotr Müller told reporters that Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Monday evening asked lower-house Speaker Elżbieta Witek to convene a special parliamentary session closed to the public to discuss a recent "spate of massive cyberattacks that have targeted Poland."
He added that the attacks “have been very serious” and “affected many people," including politicians.
"I think it is worthwhile for the MPs to be provided with such information ... as soon as possible,” Müller said.
Lower-house Speaker Elżbieta Witek announced later in the day that such a parliamentary session would be held on Wednesday starting at 9 a.m.
Polish lower-house Speaker Elżbieta Witek. Photo: PAP/Marcin Obara
Officials said earlier this month that investigators were probing a hacker attack on the social media and email accounts of the prime minister’s top aide, Michał Dworczyk, amid suspicions that Russia was behind the incident.
Dworczyk said he considered the cyberattack to be a part of a wider “disinformation campaign” against Poland.
Source: IAR, PAP, TVP Info