28 Feb 2022 16:32

Russian digital ministry's website goes down

MOSCOW. Feb 28 (Interfax) - The official site of Russia's Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media is operating with problems on Monday.

If a user attempts to open it, a sign comes up: "Website inaccessible."

Interfax does not yet have official comment from the ministry.

On the evening of February 26, the ministry said it had recorded an unprecedented number of cyberattacks on the Gosuslugi website: over 50 distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks with a capacity of over 1 terabyte. User data was reliably protected, the ministry added.

Security and infrastructure management services are working around the clock, and additional mechanisms will be activated, if necessary, to protect websites, the ministry says.