Czech Republic

Hackers Attack Czech News Sites

Servers suffer massive DDos efforts

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Hackers attacked several top Czech news websites on Monday, overloading them with hundreds of thousands of requests per second to make them inaccessible, publishers said.

"News servers have been facing a massive DDos (Distributed Denial of Service) attack since 8:30 am (0730 GMT)," iDNES.cz, the website of the top-selling Czech broadsheet DNES, said on its Facebook profile.

"Servers are flooded with hundreds of thousands of nonsensical requests and their response speed decreases," it added.