Hacker Claims to Take Down Russian Bank Websites on Election Day

Joseph Cox reports:

Just as Americans are lining up to vote, one DDoS-for-hire service has already claimed responsibility for several brief attacks against Russian targets, apparently in response to the country’s alleged interference throughout the US election.

On Tuesday, a hacker calling himself vimproducts showed Motherboard a selection of Russian banking and other financial websites, before claiming to take them offline.

Those sites included the Moscow Exchange, the Bank of MoscowRosbank, and Alfa-Bank. One by one, vimproducts sent Motherboard a link to the site which was fully functional. Moments later, they became either unresponsive or went offline.

Read more on Motherboard.

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