The website of the Russian space agency Roscosmos has been subjected to a massive DDoS attack once again.

Iran PressEurope: A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is a malicious attempt to disrupt the normal traffic of a targeted server, service or network by overwhelming the target or its surrounding infrastructure with a flood of Internet traffic.

The attack was carried out from various IP addresses one more time, following the Anonymous hacker group’s declaration of a cyberwar against Russia, the agency’s press service said on Sunday, according to Sputnik.

“A massive DDoS attack from various IP addresses is being carried out on the website of Roscosmos. It is currently not available for visiting,” a representative of the space agency told reporters.

The website had also stopped working on Friday. The message DB error! (Database Error) was displayed when visiting the website. 

Russia has suspended the United States from further participation in its Venus exploration mission Venera-D amid the implementation of new sanctions against Russia, the Head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin said.

The development came after Russian President Vladimir Putin officially announced a special military operation against Ukraine on Wednesday morning.

Putin says he had no other choice than to launch the military operation to stop the Ukrainian military’s interference in two eastern republics that have broken away from Ukraine. Russia perceives NATO’s eastward expansion as a threat.


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