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Reuters: Kremlin's New Web Site Stands Up to Hacker Threats

Jun 22, 2002, 05:30 (20 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Nicholas Donovan for this link. ]

"Almost 100 hackers have tried to break into Russian President Vladimir Putin's new Internet Web site in the first 24 hours of its existence but none has yet succeeded, the Kremlin said on Friday.

"And after three months of checks by the Federal Agency for Government Communications and Information, the presidential administration is certain the www.president.kremlin.ru site, unveiled Thursday, is almost hacker-proof.

"'Some 500,000 people have visited the site and there have so far been 96 attacks by hackers, but none of them has succeeded,' a Kremlin spokesman said..."

Reader Nicholas Donovan adds: "One can verify that the site runs Red Hat Linux at www.netcraft.com or by viewing this URL."

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