The Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation stated that DDoS-attacks from IP-addresses from the USA, Ukraine and Germany were allegedly carried out on the infrastructure of electronic voting in the elections to the State Duma. It was reported by RIA-Novosti.
"From 8 am (Moscow time) since the start of the remote electronic voting services, two DDOS attacks were recorded on the e-government infrastructure," the message says.
According to the ministry, the hacker attacks were recorded in the morning. One was allegedly aimed at providing services for remote electronic voting, and the second was aimed at "blocking access to services of the identification and authentication system used for authorization on the portal of public services."
"More than 50% of bulk requests for services were generated from IP addresses registered in the USA, more than 25% from IP addresses from Germany, during the second - more than 50% of requests were made from US IP addresses, 25% - from IP - address from Germany and about 5% - from Ukraine," the message reads.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine calls on foreign states and international organizations to increase political and diplomatic pressure on the Russian Federation, in particular by expanding sanctions against it due to the holding of elections to the State Duma in the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas and Crimea.
"We call on all states and international organizations to strongly condemn Russia's illegal actions, clearly state non-recognition of election results in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine and affirm the illegitimacy of the Russian State Duma. We also call to increase political and diplomatic pressure on the Russian Federation, including by strengthening sanctions," the message reads.