According to the Russian Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media, DDoS attacks were carried out on the country’s online voting system this morning.
According to the government, two DDoS attacks were detected this morning. The first attack, at 10:36 Moscow time (07:36 GMT), was directed against remote voting services, while the second, at 10:45, was aimed at “limiting access to services of the identification and authentication system used for permission on the public services portal.”
It was determined that the attacks were carried out from IP addresses in the USA, Germany and Ukraine. The ministry reported that the attacks did not prevent the system from working.
Ella Pamfilova, the head of the Russian Central Election Committee, stated that the vast majority of the attacks originated from the USA.
‘Votes Being Recorded Successfully’
However, the election observatory in Moscow reported that there were slight pauses in the monitoring system due to attacks, but these had no effect on the voting results, and the votes were successfully recorded.
The three-day Duma elections have started in Russia, accompanied by coronavirus measures. In the elections on September 17-19, citizens will appoint Duma deputies, rulers of nine regions and deputies in 39 parliaments in different regions of the country.