The US embassy in Montenegro warned on August 26 of a “sustained and ongoing” cyber attack on the country. Montenegrin government fell on August 19. Most government websites have been shut down as a precaution. Montenegro expects the FBI Cyber Action Team to help with security. In 2017, Montenegro joined NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) The government severed close ties with Russia. The EU has also pledged support to Montenegro, which has wanted to join the EU for years.