The site of the Central Election Committee of Russia on the day of presidential elections was subjected to a DDoS attack from IP-addresses from 15 countries. This was reported to journalists on Sunday by the CEC chairman Ella Pamfilova, TASS reports.
"On March 18, we had a computer attack on the site from 02:00 to 05:00, such as" denial of service. The peak of the attack occurred at 02:20 Moscow time, and the sources of attack were located in 15 countries," she said.
The CEC also recorded an attack on its information and inquiry center. This was stated by the Secretary of the Central Election Commission of Russia Maya Grishina.
"Already now we can say that today the load has increased many times, and we fix, in fact, a hacker attack on our information and reference center," she said.
According to Grishina, an investigation will also be conducted regarding the lack of information to voters about where to vote.
"We will necessarily analyze those subjects where citizens have not received information through the explanatory process - where to vote - we will conduct the entire analysis. Why do we have a sufficiently large number of applications from some of the subjects on the question of where to vote? It should not be like that, everyone should be informed on the issue of election commissions, "she added.
We recall, almost 35% of voters as of 12:00 voted at the presidential elections in Russia.
Russian presidential elections are being held on March 18 – the fourth anniversary of illegal occupation of Crimea. There are eight candidates, including the current president of the state. Russia intends to hold elections in annexed Crimea. Peninsula’s Prosecutor’s Office, which is located in Kyiv, threatened election organizers with criminal liability.