Russian video platform Rutube is down due to a cyberattack. After a major cyberattack knocked it down just hours before it was to live the Victory Day parade in Moscow, Russia’s Rutube video network remained out for the second day on Tuesday.
“We have, in fact, hit with the biggest cyberattack in Rutube’s history,” the platform claimed in a Telegram message on Tuesday.
“Restoring (access) will take more time than engineers first thought”. It claimed, while its website, rutube.ru, carried a statement stating that it was attempting to restore access following the attack.
The site fell down on Monday morning, just days before the traditional Victory Day parade in Moscow’s Red Square, which took place more than two months after Russia launched a “special military operation” in Ukraine.
“Following sites of Russian institutions, which over the past two months have constantly come under cyberattacks, hackers have reached Rutube. The video hosting site has come under a massive cyberattack,” The company announced this in a Telegram message on Monday.
“Someone really wanted to prevent Rutube from showing the Victory Day parade and the holiday fireworks.”
On Monday, Ukrainian media published photos purporting to show a hack of Russian television channels MTS, NTV-Plus and Rostelecom. Also Winx, with a message saying “the blood of thousands of Ukrainians and hundreds of their children is on your hands. Television and the authorities are lying. No to war”.
On Monday, lenta.ru, a generally Kremlin-friendly news website. Briefly published a message decrying Russia’s “bloody and absurd” military intervention in Ukraine.