Portal “Human Rights in Russia” (HRO.org) under attack


24 October 2007

 The portal “Human Rights in Russia” (HRO.org, the largest internet resource on human rights and freedoms in our country ) fell under a massive DDoS-attack of unknown intruders.

A DDoS-attack (Distributed Denial of Service) is a well-known way to prevent network users’ access to the site for some time. This method is based on creating a huge flow of enquiries to the site from different network addresses. This overloads the system and the site can not be accessed through users’ browsers.

The attack began October 21, 2007 (Sunday) at about 9:30 p.m. The attack intensity was over 200 enquiries per second. As of October 22, at 5 p.m. all web-resources at the technical platform of hro.org were unavailable.

We can only guess who could organize the attack on the portal “Human rights in Russia”. The HRO.org team apologizes to their readers for the accident. We are doing our best to stop the attack and normalize the situation.

Andrey Blinushov,

HRO.org editor in chief

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