Independent Website Got Hacked Spreading False Info about Ukraine


Editors of the website of the international consortium Eurobelarus informed about an unprecedented hacker attack: for several days anonyms were publishing provocative materials about Ukraine on and promoted the information on social nets.

According to the editor Andrei Alexandrovich, the attack started last Thursday.

“We noted an unusual rise of visitors viewing not the main page but some earlier article. It turned out that the article was of provocative character and was not published by any of our editors.”

The false article was telling as if Poles in Lviv region started a petition to join the region to Poland. “The most interesting thing is that the article was written quite professionally and was actively promoted on social nets,” says the editor.

Besides, the anonyms entered some corrections into other materials by Eurobelarus regarding Ukrainian events, this way changing the essense.

After the attack, the website got into the list of suspicious websites of the Russian search engine Yandex.

The editors of the website say the attacks can be linked to the editors’ standing in covering the Ukrainian conflict; from the very first day the website ran the page “Events in Ukraine. View from Belarus”.

Source : BAJ

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