Independent Russian daily's website crippled by DOS attack
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||6 May 2012|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Independent Russian daily's website crippled by DOS attack, 6 May 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4fab718328.html [accessed 16 March 2014]|
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May 06, 2012
The websites of several leading nonstate media in Russia have been shut down by denial-of-service (DOS) attacks as Moscow prepares for an opposition demonstration against Vladimir Putin's return to the presidency.
The newspaper "Kommersant," the Ekho Moskvy radio station, the Dozd Internet television channel, and the news aggregator slon.ru all experienced crippling DOS attacks on May 6.
The media outlets are continuing to issue news updates through the social-networking sites Facebook and Twitter.
With reporting by Interfax and tvrain.ru