Several Russian media outlets and an election watchdog site were recently hit by DDoS attacks.

"Websites of the Ekho Moskvy (Moscow Echo) radio station, the news portal Slon.ru, and election monitor Golos were taken down by cyberattacks during the height of the elections, Euronews reported," according to Infosecurity.

"The media outlets and election watchdog have been critical of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s ruling United Russia party, accusing the party of ballot tampering and other electoral law violations," the article states. "It appears that the websites were taken down by massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, which the victims believe were coordinated by the central government."

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