National Bolsheviks ousted from Runet

March 26, 2007, Mon 11:16 AM  Internet  Security

For several days now the National Bolsheviks web-page www.nbp-info.ru hasnt been operating. The Bolsheviks (or "limonovsti" as they call themselves) say the FSB is behind the attack. IT experts do not share the view.

The website was hacked on February 21st and it is still out if service. Eduard Limonovs party representatives say a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) has been conducted by the FSB. They say the number of attacking computers exceeds 120 thousand. The partys spokesman Alexander Averin claims the queries to the server, which is in Germany, come from Russia and the neighboring countries, the Netherlands and South Korea. He added there had been no such massive attacks on a web resource so far.

IT experts doubt FSB is behind the attack. No Trojan attacks on the National Bolsheviks resources have been registered lately, Kaspersky Laboratory say. This is most likely a DDoS attack. No particular bot was found, from which the attack was conducted. That is why the hackers probably used an existing bot-network. Somebody could just receive an order and conduct the attack from an existing bot.

National Bolsheviks suspect FSB of DDoS-attack
National Bolsheviks suspect FSB of DDoS-attack

Kaspersky Laboratory believe it is impossible to trace the orderer. However we are pretty sure FSB is not behind the attack. Why would they use such methods? No attacks on their behalf have been registered so far.

This month saw attacks on such websites as the Movement against Illegal Immigration, under more the dpni.org and dpni2.org websites. The developments might be connected to back-to-back attacks on behalf of the nationalist and anti-fascist movements in Russia. Websites of the youth Nashi and Molodoya Gvardiya movements had also been out of service for some time. The dpni.org website was hacked not long ago. The United Russia website image was installed on former dpni.org, while the real United Russia website could be found on www.edinros.ru.

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