The Kremlin domain is the official website of President Vladimir Putin which according to NetBlocks is among the multiple government websites to go offline.
The official website of the Kremlin and multiple other top Russian government websites have gone offline following the Russian attack on Ukraine, Hackread.com can confirm.
Currently, the websites to go offline include Kremlin (kremlin.ru) which is the official website of President Vladimir Putin, the Russian Ministry of Defense, and the official website of the Russian parliament (aka the Duma).
Although it is unclear whether these websites went down due to a cyberattack or technical glitch, Ukraine on the other hand has been hit by a series of DDoS attacks along with data wiper malware.
The incident was also confirmed by NetBlocks. For your information, NetBlocks is a watchdog organization that monitors cybersecurity and cyberattacks related events globally also confirmed the attack.
In a tweet, the organization said that:
Confirmed: Multiple government websites in Russia including the Kremlin and the State Duma have fallen offline; the incident comes amid a spate of cyberattacks targeting neighboring Ukraine.
NetBlocks has also reported Internet service interruption in Ukraine amid the entrance of Russian troops into the country. Nevertheless, Hackread.com is keeping eye on the situation, and in case or whenever the disrupted sites are back online we will update this article accordingly.
Update (19:45 Thursday, 24 Feb UK Time)
The official website of the Kremlin is back online and operating normally. However, the Ministry of Defence and Parliament websites are still down.
Update (19:55 Thursday, 24 Feb UK Time)
The official website of the Russian Parliament (aka Duma) is back online. Kremlin’s domain is also online however, the Ministry of Defence website is still down.