The resources of RIA Novosti and Sputnik repelled a powerful DDoS attack from abroad

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Flagship resources of RIA Novosti and Sputnik reflected a powerful DDoS-attack from abroad, which lasted almost a day, reported RIA Novosti technicians media group “Russia today”.

“The attack started yesterday after 18 hours, now all the current attacks cropped or offset. The attack was carried out in many countries, but the main sources — the US, UK, Ukraine and Thailand. Many of them were from Russia, probably could break some of the Russian cloud service”, — said the representative of the technical services.

According to him, likely worked by the same hackers who tried to hack the resources of RIA Novosti and Sputnik in late February.”Worked about the same way, but more deeply, more sophisticated, more prepared based on past attempts, in a distributed manner and with a lot of vectors. The attack was not only on our flagship web resources, the main goal was to have crackers to make inefficient IT infrastructure media group, its internal and external services, and information systems. Obviously, all the options are purposefully and professionally elaborated, as much as possible to achieve their results,” concluded the technician media group.

In late February and early March, the sites of RIA Novosti and Sputnik around the world was subjected to massive attacks by hackers on the background of the ad group Anonymous cyber war Russia and the sanctions of the West in the IT sector, but experts media group “Russia today” successfully repelled all attempts of hacking.