Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Russian Radiation Level Website Knocked Offline

RIA Novosti, the Russian News Agency, is reporting a denial-of-service attack against a public website used to inform citizens about radiation levels associated with nuclear power plants. It appears the attacks coincided with the release of false reports of a radiation leak.
"This was a planned action by hackers, which has brought down almost all sites providing access to the Automatic Radiation Environment Control System (ASKRO), including the Leningrad NPP site, the site, and others. For several hours users were unable to reach the sites and obtain reliable information on the situation at the plant."

Russian nuclear power websites attacked amid accident rumors

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