Cherkassy web-editions blocked on day of President's visit to the city
Procherk saw problems as early as on March 4, during 12.00 – 17.00. The web-site failed to work again in the evening on March 5. As of the morning of March 6, the online edition did not open at all.
According to Procherk executive editor Nazariy Vivcharyk, by the information of programmers, the problems occurred due to an outer interference: the web site suffered continuous DDoS-attacks.
"Today, on the day of the visit of Viktor Yanukovych to Cherkassy, ??we planned to work particularly actively. Our readers from different parts of the city informed us about the activities of law enforcement officers on the roads. However, we could not cover the visit of the President to our city because our web site was blocked”, Nazar Vivcharyk said.
As for the other regional news web-site, Province, it also did not open. Chief editor Victor Borysov said he still does not know the exact cause of the web-site malfunction.
In 2012, both Cherkassy web-sites already suffered powerful DDoS-attacks. Procherk was not available for more than five days. It was attacked immediately after publishing several news with criticism of local officials.
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