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IMI website sustains a DDoS attack

06.09.2023, 13:00

The website of the Institute of Mass Information has suffered a DDoS attack on the morning of September 6 and was down for over an hour.

The technicians tried to repel the attack and protect the website.

The website is now back online.

"I believe the attack is connected with our materials about Russian crimes against journalists and the media. We will continue to expose and document Russian crimes," said IMI director Oksana Romaniuk.

We remind you that in April 2023 unknown hackers tried to access the IMI website and were looking for a vulnerable spot through the newsletter subscription form. IMI believes the attack to be connected with the organization's professional work, such as exposing Russian war crimes, publishing the War Crimes Barometer and investigations into the work of Russia's aggressive propagandists.

after February 24, the IMI website has suffered daily cyber attacks which were committed by hackers from the russian federation. At the time, hackers used various methods to hack into the IMI website to gain access to the administration panel. In particular, they tried to find vulnerabilities by writing scripts in the form of donations. However, due to the high degree of protection, they failed.

The IMI website was subjected to especially powerful DDoS attacks on May 10 and March 25, as well as on December 22, 2022, when unknown persons tried to disrupt the work of IMI through the newsletter subscription form.

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