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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Novaya Gazeta Back Online After Attack

Novaya Gazeta's web site came back online late Wednesday after the opposition newspaper's IT specialists managed to fend off an eight-day hacker attack, Interfax reported Thursday.

The newspaper, which had been publishing during the attack on its LiveJournal page, is frequently critical of the government, and four of its reporters have been killed since 2000, including Anna Politkovskaya.

The government has been accused of orchestrating distributed denial of service Internet attacks, including assaults on Georgian web sites during the 2008 war in South Ossetia and on Estonian government sites in 2007. The Russian government has denied wrongdoing. (MT)