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Fri Mar 14, 2014, 01:24 PM

Kremlin website hit by 'powerful' cyber attack

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Hackers knocked out the Russian presidency's website several times on Friday and brought down the central bank website, the Kremlin press service said.

"A powerful cyber attack is under way on the (Kremlin) site," a Kremlin spokeswoman said, adding that the attack was continuing and security experts were trying to prevent further disruptions.

She did not say who was believed to be behind the cyber attack.

Entire story. It's still developing.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/14/us-russia-kremlin-cybercrime-idUSBREA2D0FY20140314

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Response to okaawhatever (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 01:27 PM

1. Well, they've got an expert standing by who can probably lend a hand.... nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 02:59 PM

5. "the calls are coming from inside the house!" nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 03:19 PM

6. Oh my gawd, I remember that from Meta! Or Help or whatever it was.



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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 03:21 PM

7. Only if there's some good pay involved. n/t

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Response to okaawhatever (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 01:29 PM

2. How do you say Anonymous in Russian? When the gov't starts taking down websites Anonymous gets

busy.

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Response to okaawhatever (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 15, 2014, 04:02 AM

13. that's right.. where is that story? Oh wait.. here it is...

Russia blocks internet sites of Putin critics

(Reuters) - Russia blocked access to the internet sites of prominent Kremlin foes Alexei Navalny and Garry Kasparov on Thursday under a new law critics say is designed to silence dissent in President Vladimir Putin's third term.

The prosecutor general's office ordered Russian internet providers to block Navalny's blog, chess champion and Putin critic Kasparov's internet newspaper and two other sites, grani.ru and ej.ru, state regulator Roskomnadzor said.

The move was the latest evidence of what government opponents see as a crackdown on independent media and particularly the internet, a platform for dissenting views in a nation where state channels dominate the airwaves.

Ej.ru editor Alexander Ryklin called it "monstrous" and a "direct violation of all the principles of freedom of speech," radio station Ekho Moskvy reported. He said he did not know why the site was blocked.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/13/us-russia-internet-idUSBREA2C21L20140313

"The Kremlin denies allegations of censorship or pressure on the media."


"He signed a law late last year allowing prosecutors to order providers to block access to sites deemed to have published calls for participation in demonstrations planned without the consent of the government. It took effect on February 1."

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Response to okaawhatever (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 02:23 PM

3. Hope the 'hackers' put-up some of the lovely Putin in his pink lingerie pics

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Response to okaawhatever (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 02:43 PM

4. Wonder if Snowden will help out Pootie Poot

After all, he is handy and he owes them for saving him from the angry USA.

And what if he refuses them??

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Response to elfin (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 03:28 PM

8. I'm pretty sure the Russian's have plenty of cyber security folks at their disposal

I don't think they'll be needing or trusting Snowden to poke around their stuff.

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Response to penultimate (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 03:49 PM

10. Yes, Russia and China both have some bad azz hackers. I think they would be schooling Snowden

on how it's done, not the other way around.

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Response to okaawhatever (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 08:54 PM

11. The Ukrainians did it! Or Bank of America. Or the NSA. Or Donald Trump. Okay, I got nothin'


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Response to elfin (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 08:57 PM

12. Doubt he can refuse the Russian bear anything at this point in time.

I mean, there's still Siberia...

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Response to okaawhatever (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 03:46 PM

9. RT must have gotten their wires crossed.

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