Kremlin: U.S. cyberattack could have brought down Russian government’s websites

The massive failures of Russian government websites on Wednesday morning could be linked to U.S. cyberattacks, Russian Senator Andrei Klimov told Open Media.

“Direct threats against the websites of Russian state structures from Washington have been made more than once, including recently, so I cannot rule out such a possibility,” he said.

Earlier, The New York Times reported, citing sources, that the U.S. is preparing a cyber attack against Russia.

Officials in Joe Biden’s administration told the publication that such a cyberattack, in response to the attach on U.S. government networks, would send a clear message to President Vladimir Putin, Russian intelligence agencies and the military, but would be invisible to the rest of the world.

“Most likely, the attack was sanctioned by the U.S. leadership and could, in particular, be a response to today’s decision of the Roskomnadzor to slow down Twitter,” said Klimov.

“Every year our country is subjected to about 3-4 billion attacks. The infrastructure vital for the functioning of the country, such as the Central Election Committee’s website, are attacked. All these attacks are repelled, although it is not easy to do it,” the MP explained.

On Wednesday, Russian users began experiencing difficulties accessing the websites of the Kremlin, the Russian government, the State Duma, the Federation Council, a number of ministries and Russian media watchdog, Roskomnadzor.

This happened two hours after the Roskomnadzor announced that it was beginning to slow down access to Twitter, accusing the social network of not complying with Russian laws.

(c) UAWire

4 comments

  • “The infrastructure vital for the functioning of the country, such as the Central Election Committee’s website, are attacked. All these attacks are repelled, although it is not easy to do it,” the MP explained.”

    Hardly a vital piece of infrastructure, all they do there is decide by how many percentage points Putin “won” the election by. You certainly have a strange way of repelling these attacks. If they are repelled, all the Kremlin websites would continue functioning.

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  • “Every year our country is subjected to about 3-4 billion attacks. Russians and figures…………………hahaha………..He means 3 to 4000……………Russia has not even 4 billion sites, moron.

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  • Muscovy is attributing more competence to the doddard’s administration than is warranted. There are plenty of people inside the US that would be happy to bring down Muscovy’s websites and have no attachment to FedGov.

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  • onlyfactsplease

    “The massive failures of Russian government websites on Wednesday morning could be linked to U.S. cyberattacks, Russian Senator Andrei Klimov told Open Media.”

    I was and more is coming.

    “Most likely, the attack was sanctioned by the U.S. leadership and could, in particular, be a response to today’s decision of the Roskomnadzor to slow down Twitter,”

    Do these idiots really think that we attack them because of stupid Twitter? The Ruskie ostriches have their empty heads stuck deeply in the sand again.

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