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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Russian troublemakers hack Ukrainian President’s website

This article is a perfect illustration of the old adage that losers will always tear down instead of building up ...

The official website of Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko is still down today, after a Russian nationalist group claimed to have disabled it over the weekend.

Yushchenko's press service said it had registered some 18,000 separate cyberattacks, most of them from Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, the United States, Israel, and the United Kingdom.

... it's the latest run-in between the group, which is banned in Ukraine, and authorities in Kyiv. ... The ban followed ... an attempt by Eurasian Youth Union members to destroy Ukrainian national emblems on Hoverla Mountain, which is part of the Carpathians in western Ukraine. ...

It's not the first time government websites in a former Soviet republic have been disabled by hackers said to be operating from Russia. ...

I can give the Prez the names of a couple of excellent Canadian computer engineers who have been successfully fending off hackers of this ilk for over a decade.

Hmmm ... I'd better go call them and negotiate my finder's fee. ;-)

In the meantime, there's more about the miscreants causing all this trouble in my friend Taras's excellent coverage of the Hoverla Mountain travesty at his excellent Ukrainiana blog (here).


Taras said...

Thanks for the promo, Pawlina!:) I'm very glad to see you back!

According to some sources, the ESM is planning a major event in Crimea this Sunday — the so-called Russian March.

Stay tuned:)!

Pawlina said...

It was my pleasure, Taras. Your coverage is awesome!

Taras said...

Thank you, Pawlina!

After Simferopol and Sevastopol courts issued injunctions, the scheduled ESM event turned out to be a lackluster one.

Pawlina said...

That's certainly a relief.

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