US, UK, EU AND UKRAINE ACCUSED OF HACKING RUSSIA’S POLL WEBSITE
The Deputy Chairman of the Russian Central Election Commission (CEC) Nikolai Bulaev reported that according to preliminary data, a massive hacking attack on the CEC website on Friday was carried out from the territories of the United States, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, and a number of other countries.
"Starting at 12:30 p.m. the website of the CEC has been subjected to a massive hacking attack which reaches 240,000 requests per second. A preliminary analysis indicates that the geography of the attackers is distributed by the following countries: the US, the UK and other European countries, Ukraine and some CIS states," the official told TASS on Friday.
Earlier, the deputy chairman reported that he received information about the hacking attack on the commission’s website but now the web portal is functioning as usual.
The nationwide vote to amend the Russian Constitution started on June 25 in all regions of Russia. The primary day to vote according to the decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin is July 1, but Russians can also cast their ballots during the week of June 25 to June 30. According to the directive of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, the polls will be open from June 25 to July 1 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time in all Russian regions, the vote count will take place after 8 p.m. local time on July 1 for all seven days of voting.