Russia Fails To Recover RuTube Access On Third Day Of Outage

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May 11 (Reuters) – Access to Russian video-hosting site RuTube was restored on Wednesday after a three-day outage, following a cyberattack that had demanded the attention of expert cybersecurity teams and called the service’s durability into question.

Moscow has long sought to improve its domestic internet infrastructure, even disconnecting itself from the global internet during tests last summer, but the need to strengthen its technology solutions has become more pressing since the West started imposing unprecedented sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine.

RuTube’s customary homepage, packed with video content, reappeared on Wednesday evening, having been inaccessible since early on Monday morning, the day Russia celebrated the anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two. read more

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During the outage, a short message on the site read: “Attention! The site is undergoing technical work. The site was attacked. At the moment the situation is under control. User data has been saved.”

RuTube said on Wednesday it had brought in several different experts to investigate the attack and repair

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