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Tengrinews experiences largest DDoS attack in Kazakhstan

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Tengrinews news website has experienced an DDoS-attack today, a correspondent of the portal reports.

"Today, starting from 9 a.m. Tengrinews.kz website was under a massive DDoS-attack (Distributed Denial of Service) aimed at causing a failure of its server. The log analysis showed that during the attack most of the traffic to the Tengrinews.kz servers were coming from infected computers and servers from around the world, including from Israel, and Western European countries: France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The attack was carried out from infected computers from more than 30 countries around the world. The technical department together with Kazakhtelecom information systems directorate limited access to the site to Kazakhstan IPs only for the duration of the attack," the technical department of Tengrinews said.

DDoS is a type of attack aimed to make an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources, often infected with a Trojan virus. It is virtually impossible to stop such an attack by blocking a single IP address.

IT-service of the news website said that the DDoS-attack was carried out from around 700 different IP-addresses simultaneously. "The volume of malicious traffic exceeded 3 gigabits per second," the department said.

After the attack ceased the access to the website was fully restored and the limitations were removed. The website is now operating normally.

This is the biggest DDoS-attack on a news resources of Kazakhstan so far.

Writing by Dinara Urazova, editing by Tatyana Kuzmina

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