MOSCOW, 26 Aug — PRIME. The Russian flagship resources RIA Novosti and Sputnik repelled a powerful DDoS attack from abroad, which has been going on for almost a day, technical specialists from the Rossiya Segodnya media group told RIA Novosti.
“The attack began yesterday after 6 p.m., now all current attack vectors have been stopped or leveled. The attack was carried out from many countries, but among the main sources are the United States, Great Britain, Ukraine and Thailand. There was a lot from Russia, probably, some Russian cloud service,” a representative of the technical services of the media group said.
He suggested that the same hackers who had already tried to hack the resources of RIA Novosti and Sputnik most likely worked the last time. He explained that the actions were carried out in much the same way, but “more deeply, more sophisticated, more prepared, taking into account past attempts, distributed and with many vectors.”
“The attack was not only on our flagship web resources, the main goal was for the hackers to disable the entire IT infrastructure of the media group, its external and internal services and information systems. It is obvious that all options and possibilities were purposefully and professionally worked out in order to achieve the set goals as much as possible results,” he explained.
In late February and early March, RIA Novosti and Sputnik websites around the world were subjected to massive attacks by hackers against the backdrop of the Anonymous group declaring a cyberwar on Russia and Western sanctions in the IT field, but all hacking attempts were successfully repelled by experts from the Rossiya Segodnya media group.