Belarus, Kosovo, Russia, Iran, Tajikistan, Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia, Croatia, and Azerbijan
8 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty sites
EFFECT OF ATTACKS:
Some taken offline/interrupted.
TYPE OF ATTACK:
At one point the Web sites were getting up to 50,000 fake hits per second (1).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty were planning to cover protests concerning the lack of compensation for Chernobyl victims and the government's plan to build a new nuclear power station. The attacks started on the 22nd anniversary of the disaster. Belarus was hit first, followed by the rest. RFE/RL president Jeff Gedmin compared this event to Cold War era radio jamming of their signal by Communist countries.