About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 19:38 - 24 Apr.'14
 
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
S.Ossetian News Sites Hacked
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 5 Aug.'08 / 14:28


A screengrab of the hacked osinform.ru website.


Two news websites run by breakaway South Ossetia were hacked on Tuesday morning, officials from the secessionist authorities said.

The front page of the website of the news agency, OSinform - osinform.ru - which is run by the breakaway region’s state radio and television station IR - retained the agency's header and logo, but otherwize the entire page was featuring Alania TV's website content, including its news and images. Alania TV is supported by the Georgian government, and targets audiences in the breakaway region.

Another website of the breakaway region’s radio and television station -  osradio.ru – was also hacked.

Alania TV has denied any involvement, saying it was itself surprised to see its content on the rival news agency’s website.

Original content on the osinform.ru website was restored at about 2:30pm local time on August 5.

Meanwhile, Dmitry Medoev, the South Ossetian secessionist envoy in Moscow, told the Regnum news agency that the attack on the websites came shortly after they had run news that 29 Georgian servicemen were allegedly killed during the recent flare-up on August 1 and 2 in the region. Medoev claimed that Tbilisi was trying to cover up the deaths. The South Ossetian side has claimed that the Georgian servicemen were killed after a truck carrying them was hit by a South Ossetian SPG anti tank gun. The Georgian side has insisted it suffered no fatalities as a result of the recent violence. It says only one policeman and six civilians were injured.

The website of the Tskhinvali-backed Press and Information Committee – cominf.org  – has not been hacked.

Latest News
24 Apr.'14 19:38
Amnesty International Calls on Georgian Authorities Not to Water Down Anti-Discrimination Bill
The human rights group called for a bill that will be “effective tool to combat discrimination.”
24 Apr.'14 18:03
Georgia's Foreign Trade in Q1'14
Georgia’s foreign trade increased 18% year-to-year in the first three months of 2014 to USD 2.52 bln.
24 Apr.'14 17:30
Israeli Interior Minister Visits Georgia
Gideon Sa'ar met his Georgian counterpart and PM Garibashvili in Tbilisi on April 24.
24 Apr.'14 14:35
Georgian President in Prague for EaP Anniversary
Margvelashvili participates in high-level meeting marking 5th anniversary of Eastern Partnership.
24 Apr.'14 13:42
French, German FMs Hold Talks with Georgian Leadership in Tbilisi
Fabius and Steinmeier arrived in Tbilisi after visiting Moldova.
23 Apr.'14 18:54
Georgian, Greek FMs Meet in Athens
Bilateral ties, Georgia’s EU, NATO integration, as well as Ukraine discussed.
23 Apr.'14 17:43
French, German FMs to Visit Tbilisi
The visit is part of their joint trip, which also includes Moldova and Tunisia on April 23-25.
23 Apr.'14 17:40
PM Rules Out Cabinet Reshuffle
These rumors are spread by UNM to instill “sense of instability”, PM Garibashvili said.
22 Apr.'14 23:49
Ex-Defense Minister Okruashvili Barred from Running for Gori Mayor
CEC said Okruashvili, who returned to Georgia less than 2 years ago, fails to meet residency requirement.
22 Apr.'14 22:52
Iranian President Meets Georgian Diplomat, Raises Rail Link with Georgia via Azerbaijan
The entire region will benefit from this railway link, President Rouhani said.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
33