Kremlin website attacked hundreds, sometimes thousands of times a day - spokesman

The Kremlin, including the presidential website, routinely deals with hundreds and sometimes thousands of cyber-attacks every day, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

The Kremlin, including the presidential website, routinely deals with hundreds and sometimes thousands of cyber-attacks every day, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

"The Kremlin faces spying cyber activities several hundred times a day. Sometimes these cyber activities reach thousands of attacks daily," Peskov told journalists.

These include attempts to disrupt the functioning of computer and Internet systems and the presidential website, gain control over the presidential website, or hack it, Peskov said. "These attempts are recorded, we have well-developed protection, and our special agencies are in charge of this protection, and they do it very efficiently," he said.

Attempts have also been made to disrupt Russian President Vladimir Putin's upcoming Q&A session, Peskov said. "Attempts to disrupt the hotline - and you know that this is quite a complicated telecommunications event - are being made chiefly from abroad. We hope these attempts have been prompted by interest toward the Russian president and his work," Peskov said.

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