Cyberattack knocks out Russian video platform Rutube
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"We have, in fact, been hit with the biggest cyberattack in Rutube's history," the platform said in a message on Telegram on Tuesday.
"Restoring (access) will take more time than engineers first thought," it said, while its website rutube.ru displayed a message saying it was working on restoring access following the hack.
The site went offline on Monday morning, ahead of the annual Victory Day parade on the Red Square in Moscow that came more than two months after Russia launched what it calls a "special military operation" in Ukraine.
"Following sites of Russian institutions, which over the past two months have constantly come under cyberattacks, hackers have reached Rutube. The video hosting site has come under a massive cyberattack," the company said in a Telegram message on Monday.
"Someone really wanted to prevent Rutube from showing the Victory Day parade and the holiday fireworks."
Ukrainian media on Monday published photos that purported to show a hack of Russian television channels MTS, NTV-Plus, Rostelecom and Winx, which featured a message saying "the blood of thousands of Ukrainians and hundreds of their children is on your hands. Television and the authorities are lying. No to war".
Signed by two of its journalists, the text was quickly taken down.
"We are now looking for work, lawyers and maybe political asylum," wrote the journalists, Egor Polyakov and Alexandra Miroshnikova.