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Czech radio websites hacked before conference on media role in Ukraine war

The destructive “wiper” malware seen in Ukraine. (Dreamstime/TNS)

This article was originally published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and is reprinted with permission.

Czech Radio (Cesky Rozhlas) said on June 22 that its websites suffered a massive DDoS attack hours before the start of the Media and Ukraine conference, at which Czech President Petr Pavel and Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko are keynote speakers.

According to Czech Radio, hackers disabled all of its websites and as of 1:15 p.m. CET the broadcaster still had a notice on its website that a broadcast from the conference, devoted to the role of the media during the Russian aggression against Ukraine, was not available on its website, even though it is available on YouTube and Czech Radio’s audio portal.