×
Enjoying ad-free content?
Since July 1, 2024, we have disabled all ads to improve your reading experience.
This commitment costs us $10,000 a month. Your support can help us fill the gap.
Support us
Our journalism is banned in Russia. We need your help to keep providing you with the truth.

Hacker Attacks Paralyze LiveJournal

Blog service LiveJournal.com, which has been down for much of this week, admitted Wednesday that the problems were caused by hacker attacks, not technical malfunction.

The DDoS attacks targeted the company’s Internet service providers in the United States, Qwest and Verizon, taking them down for about five hours on Monday, Ilya Dronov, development director with the site’s owner, SUP, wrote on his blog. The attacks continued Wednesday, he said, without specifying who might be behind them or when they would be resolved.

An attack of this scale costs about $15,000 to organize, Gazeta.ru said.

It is the third such attack on LiveJournal, which is the main platform for political dissent in Russia, since March. Previous attacks targeted popular bloggers, including whistleblower Alexei Navalny, which led to speculation that pro-Kremlin groups might be involved.

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

Once
Monthly
Annual
Continue
paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more