Russian firm helps fend off cyberattacks on the media

11/15/2012 | Wall Street Journal, The

Moscow-based Highload Labs has made a specialty of fending off distributed-denial-of-service attacks directed at media websites in Russia, which often are knocked offline by hackers with political motivations, according to this article. "For newspapers, anytime there is some huge social event -- for example, some street protests or the elections -- this is when we see a rise in attacks," Highload CEO Alexander Lyamin says.

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