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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Respublika (Kazakhstan news site) DDoSed - February 2009


DATE:
2009-02

AFFECTED COUNTRIES:
Kazakhstan

AFFECTED SITES:
respublika-kaz.biz, respublika-d2.com, respublika-kz.com, respublika-kz.info, and respublika-kaz.info

EFFECT OF ATTACKS:
Resources made inaccessible.

SOURCE COUNTRY:
n/a

ALLEGED ATTACKERS:
Kazakhstani government

TYPE OF ATTACK:
DDoS

ATTACK SPECIFICS:
n/a

EVENT DESCRIPTION:
Kazakhstan newspaper suffered DDoS attacks they say are connected with lawsuits, property seizure, and printing denial of service. While the primary sites seem to have been taken offline successfully, it was available through mirrors located outside the country.

URLS:
1. http://www.adilsoz.kz/?lan=english&id=7&newsid=730
2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sZXJFdOP2o


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