Belarusian Media Claim Government Cyberattack
Belarusian independent media outlets are accusing the government of blocking their websites less than a week before the presidential election.
Websites of the BelaPAN news agency and the online publication Naviny.by have been unreachable since October 3 because of what is known as a distributed-denial-of-service (DDOS) attack.
The Russian side is grateful to Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko for his decision to go to Russia as the visit after the presidential election, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Belarus Alexander Surikov said in an interview with the STV channel, BelTA has learned.
“We are grateful for this decision,” the Ambassador said.