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This story was updated to correct the name of the researcher. Reports last week of a coordinated attack on websites that provide Russians with advance notice of nuclear accidents appear to be unfounded, a security researcher says. Instead, he says an outage of the emergency information system likely collapsed under a crush of …

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IR

Time to prepare

At least they know in advance that they can't handle realistic levels of people checking, so they can upgrade before/if anything real happens in the future.

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Paris Hilton

Cover up

Russian citizens are sensitive to this. Maintaining access to live radiation level readings is Russian law. That law was made to help prevent another Soviet-style cover-up like that of the the 1975 leak. Any lack of data can be seen as a cover-up and possible violation of this law and its mandate.

It seems that instead of covering up a real leak, they are covering up the fact that there was simple failure of the systems for which they're responsible. The officials still maintain that it was a coordinated hacker attack.

Paris, because the Handicam Niteshot mode makes her glow like spent fuel rods.

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Black Helicopters

Are you sure?

The website provides you "with advance notice of nuclear accidents ". That sounds to me like those accidents are planned therefore not accidents.

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Jon

DDOS

Surely there is no real way to see a difference between a ddos and a large proprtion of russians desperatly trying to access the website, therfore they would have evidence of some possible form of cyber attack. If it were a cover up they would simply supply madeup data.

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If in doubt...

Paint yourself white to reflect the blast.

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Pirate

In Russia

In Russia you don't monitor radiation, radiation monitors you.

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