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Russian Prez Assails Hackers for Blog Disruption

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev yesterday urged authorities to investigate a cyber attack that took his blog offline for at least an hour on Wednesday.

News reports said Medvedev’s blog was hit by a denial-of-service attack on LiveJournal, a hosting website popular with government critics in Russia.

“I have received many appeals in connection with the … attacks on LiveJournal,” Reuters said Medvedev wrote in his blog. “As an active user of (LiveJournal) I consider these actions revolting and illegal. What has occurred should be examined by LiveJournal’s administration and law enforcement agencies.”

Sup Media, which owns LiveJournal, said it was “delighted” the Russian president had railed against the attacks.

“We will continue to investigate the source of these attacks and work to improve our systems to prevent any recurrence,” Sup Media CEO Annelies Van Den Belt said in a statement.

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