The CEC announced three targeted attacks from abroad

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CEC announced the first day of voting targeted computer attacks on department resources. They all came from abroad. & Nbsp;

„17. September, we recorded three targeted attacks from abroad, “said the head of the Federal Center for Informatization (FCI) within the Central Election Commission. Russia, Alexander Sokolchuk said at a briefing today.

At the same time, he did not name the countries from which the attack was carried out, but it was a controversial issue due to technical problems.

According to him, unknown hackers tried to identify the vulnerability of the Russian CEC's Internet portal.

“I mean, the attack was quite strong,” he added.

Also according to Sokolchuk on Saturday at 11:30 & nbsp; the DDoS attack and protective equipment on Russia's CEC portal blocked about 246,000 requests. He ruled out that the main attack would be carried out on Sunday. & Nbsp;


Lukashenko pardoned the polluter of the flag and a commentator on the Telegram

13 lucky people are released from the list of 100 people

On the eve of the Day of National Unity, Alexander Lukashenko pardoned 13 opposition people who were serving their sentences in the country's colonies. The President of Belarus was asked to show mercy on August 9 during the Great Conversation. At the same time, he received lists of 100 prisoners recommended for release. 13% of them were awarded.

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According to the chairwoman of the special commission, Olga Chupris, who said about the act of grace the day before, the release of such a small part of the prisoners is due to the fact that not everyone had the right to do so. For example, about a quarter of the prisoners on the list have not yet been convicted, 17 people are constantly violating their sentences, and more than a dozen have committed crimes related to drug or arms trafficking or corruption.

And some on the list refused to write a petition for mercy addressed to President Lukashenko. For example, opposition leader Nikolai Statkevich. And yet 13 people are now leaving the cells. Olga Chupris did not mention the names of the pardoned. But Belarusian activists have identified the identity of a few lucky ones.

Nurse Julia Kaševerová from Vitebsk was among those released. She was sentenced to 1.5 years in prison for kicking a police bus and removing a mask from a security officer. In court, Julia said her actions were related to security forces preventing her from providing assistance to the injured protester.

Maxim Shavlinsky from Orsha, who was also pardoned, was sentenced to 2 years of “chemistry” for comments in a telegram chat. Viktor Kalinovskiy from Brest received 2.5 years of “chemistry” for inscriptions at bus stops and at trade stalls. Valery Loza from Svetlogorsk was sentenced to 2.5 years for insulting a law enforcement officer and also pardoned Igor Bykovskikh and Sergei Rudinsky. Evgeny Poshelyuk was given two years for desecrating the national flag. He is now also released. The names of the other pardoners are not yet known.


The Council announced a signal from the United States via Nord Stream 2


US State Department's chief energy security adviser Amos Hochstein on the Nord Stream 2 program is a clear signal to Kiev about the futility of fighting the pipeline, according to Alexei Kucherenko, deputy chairman of the Batkivshchyna Verkhovna Rada, first deputy chairman of the Energy and Housing Committee.

“Look, we forgot that there is a country that has been telling us for a long time what to do, it has a plan for us,” the deputy remarked.

According to Kucherenko, a representative of the Foreign Ministry during his visit, “completely calmed” the Ukrainian authorities.

provide silly conversations, “he added. During his visit to Kiev earlier, Amos Hochstein said that Ukraine should not focus on “With the right flow – 2” and on the modernization of the Ukrainian energy sector.


Norway requested an open military exercise “West-2021” from the Russian Federation


Minister of Defense of Norway Frank Bakke-Jensen demanded that the Russian side conduct the West-2021 military exercises openly and predictably, according to the NRK edition.

According to him, such actions should be held openly so as not to cause misunderstandings and unintentional escalation of conflicts.

“We urge Russia to be open about its exercises,” Bakke-Jensen said.

The Norwegian Minister also called on the Russian Federation to comply with the transparency obligations under the Vienna Document of 2011. Bakke-Jensen noted that Russia was strengthening its power positions in the north. The minister noted that Norway and its allies “are closely monitoring developments.”


Venezuela has announced a “terrorist attack” on the country's main bank

The Venezuelan financial system has been hacked. The government of the republic informed about it. The attackers focused on the technology platform of the largest bank in the country, the Banco de Venezuela. Bank data could be altered and destroyed during the cyber attack. The burglary paralyzed the work of the financial institution for several hours, and clients were also unable to use the bank's accounts and other resources.

At the moment, the situation is already stabilized, the bank's specialists are working to restore the system.


Germany will propose a plan to create a rapid reaction force in Europe


Head of the German Ministry Defense Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer intends to propose a rapid response plan for Europe by the end of October. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung writes about it.

According to the minister, this does not mean that Europeans should separate from the Americans.

“The situation can arise when we have other interests, such as a NATO number. Then we have to be able to act alone, “she explained.

Kramp-Karrenbauer added that events in Afghanistan made her think about resigning, but decided to continue the “fight” to prevent such situations. in the future.


The US has advised Ukraine not to hang itself on Nord Stream 2


US Department Representative Amos Hochstein advised Ukraine to focus on modernizing its energy sector, instead of constantly looking at the launch of the Nord Stream 2 program. A US official is now visiting Kiev. He stressed that during talks with Ukrainian colleagues constantly talking about the need for development. Otherwise, Ukraine will be isolated from the world's modern energy systems and energy economy.

Hochstein noted that now was the time for a “great energy transformation” and that Ukraine should become part of it. He reminded that during the Green Visit to the USA, the possibility of developing nuclear energy in Ukraine was discussed. And there has also been a lot of talk about switching to cleaner energy.

Last week, the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline was completed. It was laid from Russia to Germany along the bottom of the Baltic Sea. The capacity of these two lines is 55 billion cubic meters per year. The start of operation is planned for the end of 2021.


The telegram blocked the robots with the election campaign


All robots, associated with the election campaign in Russia, blocked in the Telegram. Including “smart voting”. This was stated by the creator of the service, Pavel Durov. He explained that it was due to the start of the vote. The service will monitor “Days of Silence”.

Durov emphasized that in many countries the practice of inactivity is a day of will. The company considers this to be legitimate and has called on Telegram users to respect this requirement.

Previously, Smart Voting was removed from their stores by Apple and Google. This happened at the request of Roskomnadzor. Representatives of the companies attended the meeting of the commission of the Federation Council for the Protection of State Sovereignty. However, they could not justify the need to place the request there on the days of the vote.

Durov said that not only Russia requires the removal of certain applications for various reasons. The founder of Telegram recalled that this year Apple and Google approached him with a request to remove publicly available information in accordance with the laws of various countries. Failure to comply with these requirements threatened to exclude the application from the Google Play and App Store catalogs.


Zakharova: Apple and Google will no longer be able to evade Russian laws


Russian Compliance the legislation will ensure the work of Apple and Google in Russia, because the old days for the activities of American companies in the Russian Federation are over, said a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

She commented on an article in The New York Times, which stated that Apple and Google had removed the Navalny application in connection with the threat of prosecution of their employees, leaving such an interpretation of the American press “to their fault if he stays with him “.

According to her, everything is simple for any foreign company in the Russian Federation: “you must comply with Russian law.” Zakharova noted that “exactly the same thing” is required by foreign companies and citizens operating abroad.

“If Apple and Google started following the instructions when they were sent to them, there would be no calling for a commission meeting and no need for public controversy,” the diplomat added.

A ministry spokesman foreign countries have admitted that American companies believe that “it will be” as always “: they will make noise at the microphones and everything will be the same. “

” But those times are over for American companies – they still won't. The guarantee of their work in Russia is compliance with Russian legislation, “concluded Zakharova.


100 DDOS attacks on the online voting tracking service

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DIT specialists during September 17 Moscow has prevented more than 100 DDOS attacks on the online voting monitoring system in the elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation. Mosgorizbirkom announced this on his telegram channel.

Due to the attacks, statistics on electronic voting were uploaded with a delay. However, the recording of the Muscovites' voting on the blockchain proceeded normally, without any failures.

The Moscow City Electoral Commission also said that IT specialists and members of election commissions for remote electronic voting monitor the smooth running of the online voting system … Voter actions are also shown on paper.