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Coincidence? Sputnik Turkey Becomes Target of Major DDoS Attack

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The Sputnik Türkiey website became the target of a hacker attack on Monday, December 7.

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Access to the site was blocked for an hour due to a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack carried out by unknown perpetrator(s).

The website's IT specialists managed to quickly deal with the attack and Sputnik Türkiye has already resumed operations.

The resources of Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency, including the Sputnik website and newswire, had already become a target for a major DDoS attack in October, when the agency’s websites and mailing services were unavailable to users for two hours.

DDOS attacks are caused by a large number of Internet users or software programs simultaneously sending requests to a website until it exceeds its capacity to handle Internet traffic.

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