Medvedev condemns mass Internet attack

Apr 07, 2011
Russia's tech-savvy President Dmitry Medvedev, shown here April 6, took to his blog on Thursday to condemn a massive denial of service attack on the country's hugely popular blogging site LiveJournal.

Russia's tech-savvy President Dmitry Medvedev took to his blog on Thursday to condemn a massive denial of service attack on the country's hugely popular blogging site LiveJournal.

The site's new Russian owners SUP said the three-day attack was the worst in the service's history and was by the end targeting the entire service rather than specific blogs.

In a comment, Medvedev called the attack "outrageous and illegal".

"What happened must be investigated by the administration of LiveJournal administration and law enforcement agencies," Medvedev said.

The problem started with attacks on Alexei Navalny, who has used his to talk about corruption in the government and the ruling United party, said an expert at the Kaspersky Lab Internet security company.

Created in 1999 by a US college student, LiveJournal became immensely popular in Russia not just as a blogging tool but a platform for creative and political discussion.

Medvedev, who has promoted innovation as a tool of economic growth, has a LiveJournal blog as well as his own Twitter account, which he updates regularly.

Explore further: Facegloria: Facebook for Brazil's Evangelicals

Related Stories

Russian bloggers accuse authorities of cyberwar

Apr 06, 2011

The LiveJournal blogging site, hugely popular in Russia, on Wednesday fell victim to a major cyber attack that bloggers said appeared an attempt to to silence political discussion ahead of elections.

Medvedev slams biofuel producers at grain summit

Jun 06, 2009

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Saturday urged countries to switch to non-food sources of biofuel to prevent the spread of hunger in a world where every sixth person is malnourished.

Russia scraps winter time to cut stress

Feb 08, 2011

Russia will from next autumn stop putting its clocks back in winter, President Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday, in a move aimed at sparing Russians the stress of the annual time change.

Recommended for you

Facegloria: Facebook for Brazil's Evangelicals

22 hours ago

Fluffy clouds waft across a blue sky as you log in and while you chat with friends, Gospel music rings out: welcome to Facegloria, the social network for Brazilian Evangelicals.

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.