MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The website of RT broadcaster has been under massive two-hour long DDoS hacker attack on Tuesday night without any substantial damage for the servers, RT's head of digital projects Elvira Chudnovskaya said.
"Apparently, the attackers are repeatedly carefully studying the external network infrastructure and security mechanisms used by us in cases of DDoS-attacks. The cyber attack was not the most powerful but it is different from hundreds of others by its cunning and forethought, observing how we would respond, where we would switch traffic," Chudnovskaya said as quoted by RT press service.
This is not the first hacker attack against the broadcaster. According to the channel's press service, RT website has been repeatedly subjected to DDoS attacks. One of the most powerful hacker attacks occurred on February 18, 2013. The website was unavailable for about six hours. In 2012 the channel's English and Spanish websites also came under attack. The attack was claimed by anti-WikiLeaks hacker group AntiLeaks.