Presidential adviser compared cyberattacks on the SPIEF with the bombing of Stalingrad

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Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation, Executive Secretary of the SPIEF Organizing Committee Anton Kobyakov told about DDoS attacks that the forum site was subjected to. This is reported by
RBC.

“We were bombed like Stalingrad by fascists with these DDoS attacks. But we have coped with this and now we know how they act,” Kobyakov said.

According to him, the attacks were carried out with a capacity of 140 Gigabits per second from addresses in the USA, Colombia, Ukraine, Thailand, Bangladesh.

He assured that the protection will be strengthened, and in the future the organizers will be more prepared for such situations. Kobyakov stressed that 15 million packets per second is a serious attack.

Since the beginning of the special operation in Ukraine, the number of DDoS attacks on Russian organizations has increased significantly. Only in March, their eightfold increase was recorded. The most attacks were carried out on banks — 35%, on government agencies – a third of attacks, on educational institutions — almost every tenth (9%), on the media — 3%. In mid-May, it was reported that more than 100 thousand hackers were involved in the “cyber war” against Russia.

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