Russian Defence Ministry Website Comes Under DDoS Attack From Abroad
09:29 GMT 16.07.2021 (Updated: 11:04 GMT 16.07.2021)
The site has begun operating normally after lagging for approximately two hours, the ministry said. The agency's IT Security Department is currently working to fend off any adverse effects of the attack.
The source of the cyberattack, established as being located outside of Russia, caused no harm to the IT infrastructure of the site, the ministry added.
Per the agency, the DDoS attack has been completely neutralised.
"The official website of the Russian Ministry of Defence has been operating normally since 12:25 Moscow time [09:25 GMT] and is fully accessible to all Internet users", the ministry said in a statement.