MOSCOW, May 10. /TASS/. Rutube has been unavailable since a hacking attack on May 9, but the website’s source code is intact, and databases are being restored on some servers, the Russian video platform said on its Telegram channel.
"The restoration will take more time than technical engineers originally expected. However, dim forecasts have nothing to do with the true situation: the source code is intact, and the software library is safe. Work to restore segments of the website’s cloud files and databases is underway on some servers," Rutube said on its Telegram channel.
The hacking attack affected more than 75% of the website’s databases and infrastructure in its master version and 90% of its backup copies and database restoration clusters, Rutube’s press service reported. Rutube technical engineers said the most complicated task would be to restore the infrastructure on hundreds of servers, with each being fixed manually.
The company has so far refrained from predicting when exactly the platform could be restored. The cause of the incident remains unknown.
The cyberattack on Rutube was "the most powerful" in the video hosting platform’s history, its press service told TASS. Rutube’s technical engineers have confirmed that third parties have failed to gain access to video archives. The entire library, including the users’ content, remains safe.
The video platform has been repeatedly DDos attacked since February 23, and yet this was the most severe incident, Rutube CEO Alexander Moiseev told TASS.