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Russian Channel One confirms DDoS attack on its site

March 13, 2014, 16:01 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, March 13. /ITAR-TASS/. The site of the Russian Channel One was unavailable due to a DDoS attack, the channel’s press office confirmed to Itar-Tass. No details as to the power of the attack are available. The channel's official website is now working normally.

The channel’s site was made unavailable between midday and 1pm Moscow time (GMT+4) from Kiev, reported the press office. The channel earlier supposed the resource might have been attacked by the hacker group Anonymous Caucasus as report of the attack came out on its account on Twitter. The same group released data about attacks on the Syrian Government’s sites and media which was put out on February 20, 2014.

In DDoS (Distributed denial-of-service attack) multiple systems, mainly contaminated with viruses, flood the attacked resource with requests and thus make it unavailable.

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