According to Presidential Adviser Anton Kobyakov, SPIEF was “bombed” with DDoS attacks from IP addresses, including those from the United States. Due to massive DDoS attacks, President Vladimir Putin postponed his speech by an hour the day before
SPIEF systems “bombed” DDoS attacks, “like Stalingrad” fascists,” said presidential adviser Anton Kobyakov. According to him, attacks were carried out with a capacity of 140 Gigabits per second from addresses in the USA, Colombia, Ukraine, Thailand, Bangladesh.
«15 million packets per second— serious attacks. But we are not born with a bastard, & mdash; quoted by the organizing committee. “We got through it. And then we'll manage, & mdash; Kobyakov is sure.— Moreover, we now know how they work and what technologies they use.
The purpose of DDoS attacks is to disrupt the infrastructure of the attacked company. To conduct them, hackers use botnet networks or other methods to create an avalanche-like increase in requests to an online resource, increase the load on it to the maximum, and thereby disable it. Botnet networks can consist, for example, of infected computers that hackers use remotely without the knowledge of the user, or of other devices, such as “smart” speakers, etc. Botnet networks can reach hundreds of thousands of devices.
On June 18, President Vladimir Putin rescheduled his speech at SPIEF to 15:00 Moscow time instead of the planned 14:00. “Since yesterday, massive DDoS attacks have begun on Internet resources and the SPIEF accreditation system. The database of forum participants and the access system were disabled,— his press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, explained the reason for the postponement.
According to him, as a result of DDoS attacks, “there was a hitch with obtaining badges.” “Specialists are working, the problem is fixable,” — added the press secretary.
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Since the beginning of the military operation in Ukraine, the number of DDoS attacks on Russian organizations has grown many times over compared to the same periods last year. So, in March, the number of DDoS attacks increased by eight times, and most of the attacks were against banks— 35% of the total, experts from Kaspersky Lab found out. At the same time, a third of the attacks fell on state bodies, on educational institutions— almost every tenth (9%), on the media— 3%. In “Sberbank” in mid-May it was reported that in the “cyber war” More than 100,000 hackers are participating against Russia
In mid-March, the Ministry of Digital Development proposed sending the Central Bank a list of information systems that could potentially become targets of cyberattacks. “Ministry of Digital Organizes Work on Filtering Foreign Traffic Using Technical Threat Countermeasures,” — a representative of the department told RBC.
In early June, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed that the United States had conducted a series of “offensive digital operations”; in support of Ukraine. According to her, any offensive cyber activity against Russia is not a violation of the US policy to prevent direct conflict.
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