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    Russian Nat'l Guard Says Website Comes Under Mass DDoS Attack

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    The Russian National Guard service's website has come under a large-scale distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, the National Guard said Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The National Guard said the cyberattack took place at 14:00 GMT on Wednesday.

    "Rosgvardia's main communication department experts have established that the site has undergone a massive DDoS attack from multiple network requests," it said.

    The National Guard said it is conducting countermeasures to thwart the attacks and restore the website's operability.

    A DDoS-attack is an attempt to make an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources.

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