Sergei Smirnov, 05/12/11
· Electoral rights · Freedom of expression · Human rights defenders
On 4 December 2011, election day, a number of well-known Russian websites were attacked by hackers. The sites attacked included those of Golos, Echo of Moscow radio, HRO.org and others.
These sites were subjected to DDoS attacks that involve a site receiving a very large number of requests. These requests are generated automatically by a widespread network that can include thousands and tens of thousands of computers. This unceasing flow of requests blocks normal access to the site. [Read more]
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