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FREEDOM news aggregator website sustains a mass DDoS attack

13.03.2024, 14:41

The website of the digital news aggregator FREEDOM (part of the state-owned "International Multimedia Broadcasting Platform of Ukraine") sustained a mass DDoS attack, the company's press office reports to the Institute of Mass Information.

The hackers attacked the website in the evening and at night on March 12 to 13. The website received 33 million requests in a short time, but continued to work with minor complications.

"The attack, which was apparently Russian hackers' doing, happened in several waves in the evening and at night. DDoS requests were coming from the US, Colombia, Brazil, India, Argentina, and the Netherlands," the press office notes.

The company's technicians quickly resolved the problem. The digital news aggregator FREEDOM continued to work, but accessing it from the countries where the attack was coming from was difficult.

The websites of the TV channels FREEDOM and Dim, as well as the digital portal The Gaze, which are part of the IMBPU, worked as usual.

On January 29, two websites of the state-owned "International Multimedia Broadcasting Platform of Ukraine" – those of the FREEDOM TV channel and the FREEDOM digital news aggregator – were subjected to a massive DDoS attack. The company believes that Russian hackers could be behind the incident.

On January 25, the websites of the TV channels "Dim" and "FREEDOM", which are part of the state enterprise "International Multimedia Broadcasting Platform of Ukraine", crashed due to a large-scale cyber attack on a data center.

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