Russian defense ministry website hit by cyberattack

According to TASS, Russia’s largest news agency – the Russian Defense Ministry website was hit by a DDoS attack from abroad.

A DDoS (Distributed denial of service) attack is when the attacker sends a flood of traffic from multiple sources to a system or website with the intent of making the system or site unusable.

The Defense Ministries site was done for about an hour before authorities were able to bring it back online.

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