Russians wage cyber war on Chechen Web sites

Friday, 15 November 2002, 8:06 AM EST

Chechen separatists say Russia's FSB security service is behind the collapse of two Web sites that form a key source of news for the rebel area.

The two sites, www.kavkaz.org and www.chechenpress.com, collapsed under a barrage of attacks from computer hackers just after Russian troops stormed a Moscow theatre killing 41 armed rebels and 128 of the hostages they had been holding there.

"On October 26 ... our Web site kavkaz.org was attacked by a group of hackers," said a spokesman for the US-registered site, run by Movladi Udugov, a former Chechen minister now forced into exile by Russia's second war against separatists.

"We are amazed Russia's special services can operate so freely on US territory," Udugov said.

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