The European Union was under cyber attack, a spokesman said Thursday, CNN informs. The attack is targeting the EU Commission — its executive arm — and the external action service, said Antony Gravali, a spokesman for the EU administration in Brussels, Belgium. “I was alerted to this on Tuesday and we are taking urgent measures to protect the institutions,” he said. “All users have had to change their passwords, and we have suspended access to e-mail and the internal intranet from home as a precaution, but at the institutions our systems continue to work as normal,” he said. The attack was launched only days before the start of the EU summit, but Gravali said he had not seen any evidence that the attack was connected to the gathering.