Hackers attack HRO.org

posted 5 Dec 2011, 12:36 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 5 Dec 2011, 12:47 ]
Sergei Smirnov, 05/12/11 

Source: HRO.org 

· 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]