The head of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, Ella Pamfilova, announced about “off-scale” cyberattacks on the single portal “Gosuslug”. Most of them, she said, come from the United States and Germany. “(Attacks) are very off scale. By country: USA – 50%, Germany – 25%, Russia – 10%, China – 10%, Ukraine – 5%,” Pamfilova was quoted by the Interfax news agency on Sunday, September 19.
Attacks, she said, also go to the site for remote electronic voting vybory.gov. “If you look at the distribution by country, 50% of attacks are from the United States, from Germany – 25%, from Korea – 20%, from China – 5%,” the head of the CEC said.
Earlier, the German government, three weeks before the elections to the Bundestag, which will be held on September 26, officially asked Moscow to stop cyberattacks on the accounts of German politicians. Berlin accused the Russian special services of organizing them.
Numerous reports of fraud
The current parliamentary elections in Russia are accompanied by numerous accusations of irregularities. Independent observers of the “Golos” movement by 21:00 Moscow time reported on the site “Map of Elections Violations” about more than 4.5 thousand cases of falsifications during the voting on September 17-19. In addition, shortly before the elections, Apple and Google, under pressure from the Russian authorities, blocked the Navalny application, where the Smart Vote lists were published.
Pamfilova, in turn, reported only 137 messages about “possible coercion” during voting, which, according to her, the Central Election Commission received from 45 constituent entities of the Russian Federation. All appeals, the head of the CEC added, were sent “to the appropriate authorities: to the prosecutor’s office, the Investigative Committee, to the heads of the regions where they came from.”