[ISN] Kremlin's new Web site: Hacker-proof?

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Date: Mon Jun 24 2002 - 02:31:45 PDT

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    [First fatal move, calling your website hacker-proof, because you 
    never know when something might pop up... - WK]
    By Reuters 
    June 21, 2002, 9:55 AM PT
    Almost 100 hackers have tried to break into Russian President Vladimir
    Putin's new Web site in the first 24 hours of its existence, but none
    has yet succeeded, the Kremlin said Friday.
    And after three months of checks by the Federal Agency for Government
    Communications and Information, the presidential administration is
    certain the 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.
    Hackers try to break into Web sites with a variety of goals, including
    defacing content and cracking confidential financial information, but
    the Kremlin did not know what motivated those who tried to penetrate
    the presidential site.
    "It could be anyone, in any country," the spokesman said.
    Ayaxi, the Moscow-based company that won a tender to build the site
    after a contest last June, said the site took almost 10 months to
    The site contains copies of Putin's speeches, new laws and tidbits of
    presidential news. Visitors can also browse a photo album that
    includes shots of the president walking his dogs and the Putin
    family's holiday snaps.
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