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Yandex fighting the massive DDoS attack: services and data not impacted

Russian media reports stated and U.S. researchers confirmed that the DDoS attack targeting Yandex is the largest today.[1] Russian internet giant Yandex is a multinational corporation providing over 70 Internet-related products and services, including transportation, search and information services, e-commerce, navigation, mobile applications, and online advertising. The company has been targeted by a massive denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that apparently started last week and still actively happening this week.

Reports describing the cyber assault and stating that this attack is the biggest in the Russian internet, the RuNet, history. It seems that the Yandex company itself confirmed the attack. With the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, hackers attempted to flood a network with unusually high volumes of data traffic in order to paralyze it completely. The attack was using a new botnet that has the power of the network equipment from the vendor based in the Baltic region.

The attack was reported by Vedomosti and U.S. cybersecurity firm Cloudflare, which is widely used by businesses and other organizations to help defend against DDoS attacks. Despite the confirmed scale of the attack, Yandex officials shared the recent attack did not impact the work of services. User data was not affected as the threat was repelled by the companies network infrastructure and the system for filtering unwanted requests.[2]


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