The website of the Kremlin and the one of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) are experiencing difficulties today after Anonymous hacktivists have launched distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks against them.
A few days ago, the Russian faction of Anonymous revealed its intentions
of protesting the re-election of Vladimir Putin by attacking the sites of the Prime minister and the one of the government. However, these particular targets were apparently designed to withstand such operations pretty well.
that the hackers only took credit for the attack on kremlin.ru
, but a number of media sites were also taken offline a few hours ago as a result of a large number of requests that were sent their way.
Currently, only the site of the FSB is down. Others state-owned domains such as kremlin.ru
are accessible, but they appear to be experiencing performance issues.