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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Russian LiveJournal communities attacked - May 2007


DATE:
2007-05

AFFECTED COUNTRIES:
Russia, USA

AFFECTED SITES:
livejournal.com, livejournal.ru

EFFECT OF ATTACKS:
Site blocked in Russia for an extended period

SOURCE COUNTRY:
Russia

ALLEGED ATTACKERS:
n/a

TYPE OF ATTACK:
DDoS

ATTACK SPECIFICS:
"Massive" attack

EVENT DESCRIPTION:
LiveJournal attacked, targeting community ru_nbp, supporters of Eduard Limonov (not the first attack on this group). To stabilize, Six Apart (owners of LJ) had to block the majority of Russian traffic.

URLS:
1. http://lenta.ru/news/2007/05/24/zhzh/


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