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IMI website under a powerful DDoS attack

10.05.2022, 16:11

Institute of Mass Information website was out of function for more than three hours due to a powerful DDoS attack.

Prior to that, the IMI website has periodically been under hacker attacks and had its work interrupted, but this time was the first that it stopped working altogether.

IMI believes the attack has to do with the organization's activities, as well as media expert Iryna Zemlyana's participation in a protest rally in Warsaw on May 9, during which she doused the russian ambassador to Poland with red paint.

After the action, Iryna Zemlyana received more than 700 messages on social media. The senders threaten physical violence upon her and promise to douse her with acid.

We remind that 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 last time IMI suffered a powerful DDoS attack was on March 25. IMI linked the cyberattack to the publication of a list of 148 crimes committed by russia against journalists and media in Ukraine in a month since the start of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, from February 24 to March 24, 2022.

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