14 March 2014, 12:54

Hackers knock out Kremlin website

Hackers knock out Kremlin website

Hackers knocked out the Russian presidency's website several times on Friday and brought down the central bank website, the Kremlin press service said.

"A powerful cyber attack is under way on the (Kremlin) site," a Kremlin spokeswoman said, adding that the attack was continuing and security experts were trying to prevent further disruptions.

She did not say who was believed to be behind the cyber attack.

The official website of Russia’s Central Bank does not work from the early hours of March 14.

The press service of the financial regulator later confirmed that the Central Bank’s website suffered a hacker attack. “The site of the central bank is currently experiencing problems due to a hacker attack. The central bank is undertaking measures for countering the attack and restoring normal mode of operations,” the press service said.

Voice of Russia, Reuters, TASS

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