Hromadske Radio contacts the cyber police over DDoS attacks
Hromadske Radio has contacted the cyber police over the large-scale DDoS attacks it suffered on November 8–9.
These attacks resulted in meny users having issues accessing the hromadske.radio domain for some time, the editors reported.
According to the Hromadske Radio technicians, the scale of the first DDoS was approximately 75 million requests in 30 minutes.
Usually hromadske.radio has 5 million requests per day. On the morning of November 8, there were 75 million requests in 30 minutes – and these were not the classic landing page clicks, but requests to access the home page hromadske.radio. Judging by the number, it's 100% these were not real people, someone was trying to disable the website.
Later, the Hromadske Radio website was fully restored. Still, the attacks continued in the afternoon and evening of November 8 and through the morning of November 9.
On November 9, the Hromadske Radio technicians team reported at least 160 million requests in the morning and a total of over 1.5 billion per day.
In addition to the DDoS attack, the outlet's team received death threats via email and on social media, saying that the attacks would continue.
"Some people also called the Hromadske Radio studio number with threats and insults. Our sound engineer was answering them. He later reported this to the SBU, too," the statement reads.
A complaint with the cyber police has been filed; the editors are waiting for the law enforcers' response.
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