RIA Novosti’s website has fallen foul of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack by hackers, the agency’s IT specialists reported on Sunday.
The mobile version of the website is currently inaccessible. Problems with the website’s full version were also reported for a short period of time. The agency’s terminal for clients has not been hampered.
Unidentified hackers first attacked the website of InoSMI. When the attack was neutralized, they attempted to disrupt the work of RIA Novosti’s website.
IT specialists are now working to eliminate the disruption that has caused by the attack.
This is not the first cyber attack on the news agency. In May 2012, the RIA Novosti website was hit by a DDoS attack from some 2,500 IP-addresses. Another DDoS attack on the agency’s website was carried out in July 2013.