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New Ukrainian Religious Website subjected to denial of service attack

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    2004.03.03 UA NewsWire: Ukranian Archives and News - Ukraine New Ukrainian Religious Website subjected
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      2004.03.03 UA NewsWire:

      Ukranian Archives and News - Ukraine
      <http://www.uanews.tv/news/wire/04/03/040303-01.htm>

      New Ukrainian Religious Website subjected to denial of service attack

      UAN Staff Writer
       United Kingdom, 03 March 2004

      A new Ukrainian religious website owned by Odesa's Ukrainian Orthodox Church has been subjected to a denial of service attack exactly one month after going online.

      Hackers specifically targetted the new daily parish news pages at website
      http://www.eparhia.nm.ru/ . Hosting company web server errors have been ruled out as the possible cause of the problem.

      Local Church leader, Archbishop Paissy, is keeping an open mind on the matter but does not rule out the possibility of foul play from the side of Moscow's Orthodox Church. Within one week of the Ukrainian Orthodox website going online, a newly ordained Ukrainian priest was savagely hacked in the head by Russian Church assailants attempting to stake their claim to a local village chapel. ( See:
      http://odesa.uanews.tv/savytskiy-e.php ).

      If the problem continues Odesa's Ukrainian Orthodox Church will move to a new website. The website's denial of service attack also coincides with FM signal jamming of Radio Kontynent in Kyiv on the same day. (See
      http://www.uanews.tv/news/wire/04/03/040302-02.htm ) The problem is perceived as part of a nationwide clampdown on the flow of Ukrainian and opposition information.

      Ukraine's most popular news website, Ukrayinska Pravda, (
      http://www.pravda.com.ua ) has long since insured that its news will not be subjected to similar disruption. The publishers are known to have purchased back-up webspace facilities with at least one foreign Internet Service Provider.
      [Source: UAN Correspondent]
       http://www.uanews.tv/news/wire/04/02/040303-01.htm
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