About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 03:38 - 26 Jul.'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
26 Jul.'14 03:38
Govt Meets UNM MPs at Confirmation Hearings
“There is no constructive opposition in the Parliament,” PM said after meeting with UNM MPs.
25 Jul.'14 21:54
MoD Wants 11% Funding Increase in 2015
Alasania told MPs he is “optimistic” over talks on obtaining defense systems.
25 Jul.'14 14:57
NATO PA President Visits Georgia
He is holding meeting with the Georgian leadership and lawmakers in Tbilisi on July 25.
25 Jul.'14 13:05
Georgia to Contribute 750 Troops to Post-2014 Afghan Mission
A company size unit will be stationed in Mazar-i-Sharif and others will be deployed in Bagram.
24 Jul.'14 22:48
Reshuffled Cabinet to Face Parliamentary Hearings
PM will face questioning from UNM opposition lawmakers on Friday.
24 Jul.'14 19:08
Georgia's Foreign Trade in H1'14
Foreign trade increased 16% year-on-year in the first half of 2014 to USD 5.44 billion.
24 Jul.'14 16:09
Prosecutors Invite Foreign Experts to Help in Handling 'High-Profile Politically Sensitive Cases'
The move fueled speculation about possible criminal prosecution of ex-president Saakashvili.
24 Jul.'14 02:35
PM to Ministers: 'Be Bolder, Risk-Takers, Fast Decision Makers'
Garibashvili said he turns to ex-PM Ivanishvili for an advice on “strategic issues” when needed.
23 Jul.'14 20:35
Bill Cutting Maximum Term of Administrative Detention Passed with First Reading
The bill also tightens detention procedures and broadens detainees’ rights.
23 Jul.'14 14:00
Nominee for Culture Minister Named
Eastern Promotion’s co-founder and chief executive named for the post.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
46