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DDoS attack against Penza “United Information System” servers reached 12 Gbps in bandwidth

15:37 | 29.09.2015 | Society

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Penza, 29 September 2015. PenzaNews. The malicious attack against the servers of the Penza company “United Information System” that brought down the free advertisement portal Bazarpnz.ru, the local search engine E58.ru and the medical portal Medpnz.ru almost reached 12 Gbps in bandwidth, the technical director of the company Sergei Kolesnikov told PenzaNews agency on Tuesday, September 29.

DDoS attack against Penza “United Information System” servers reached 12 Gbps in bandwidth

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“The websites were brought back up yesterday at 21.20. We were attacked again about 10 minutes later, but we did not care – the futile attempts went on for half an hour. There was another attack at night,” he said, and noted that the website administrators currently register no outside attempts to bring the web portals down.

Answering the question about the possible plans of the company to report the cybercrime to the police, Sergei Kolesnikov told PenzaNews that reporting such attacks is useless.

He also struggled to list possible parties that could profit from the downtime of the aforementioned websites.

“There are guesses, always, but we’d rather have the truth,” the speaker said.

As PenzaNews agency reported earlier, the server of “United Information System” responsible for the three company websites, including the free advertisement portal Bazarpnz.ru with an average audience of 40,000 visitors per day, began experiencing a malicious attack in the evening of Sunday, September 27, with a break in the morning of Monday, September 28, from 6.30 to 7.30.

The functionality of the websites was first restored by the evening, but the hackers were quick to up their efforts once again, and the attack was successfully repelled only by night.

According to Sergei Kolesnikov, the machinations that caused the websites to become inaccessible could have been “not just a random attack for laughs, but a direct order.”

In particular, the technical director of “United Information System” suggested this could be an unfair attempt by an unidentified party to push the competitor out of the advertisement market.

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