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10 August 2020, 19:13

DDoS attacks against Belarusian Internet resources continue

MINSK, 10 August (BelTA) – Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against Belarusian Internet resources continue unabated, BelTA learned from the website of the National Computer Emergency Response Team CERT.BY.

A wave of DDoS attacks against Belarusian websites was registered on 9 August. “Attacks continue throughout the day today. Websites of government agencies and organizations are mainly targeted,” CERT.BY said.

Various types of flood attacks designed to saturate bandwidth with data packets and deprive the victim of the ability to use Internet access have been registered since the attacks began. CERT.BY also mentioned attacks meant to deplete server resources (CPU, RAM, and so on).

The total strength of some attacks exceeded 200Gbps. All of them were repulsed by defensive solutions of Belarusian Internet service providers.

A particularly large number of attacks targeted the website of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Belarus. They were carried out at 19:41 and 23:20 on 9 August.

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