WEBSITE OF PUBLIC RADIO OF ARMENIA THE TARGET OF TURKISH AND AZERBAIJANI HACKERS
Hasmik Dilanyan

"Radiolur"
29.06.2012 16:32

The Azerbaijani hackers have been cracking Armenian websites more
frequently in the past two months. The most recent case was the attack
on the website of the Public Radio of Armenia (www.armradio.am)
last night. The problem was removed very quickly. IT specialist
Samvel Martirosyan regrets that this does not happen in case of many
other websites. Hours ago the Azerbaijani hackers targeted other less
popular Armenian websites, as well, he informed.

"There is attention toward the website. It's greatly laudable that
it was restored within a few minutes. It's normal when a website is
being hacked, but its abnormal when it remain cracked for months,"
Samvel Martirosyan told reporters today.

"Turkish and Azerbaijani hackers often attack Armenian website. Very
often the media outlets lack money to ensure the security of their
websites," the specialist said, adding that this can be a serious
blow to the freedom of speech.

The Azerbaijani attacks intensify especially during the New Year
holidays, and then on the days of the Baku massacres. Ahead of April
24 the National Security Service ensures the protection of Armenian
websites to prevent the attacks," Martirosyan said.

According to the expert, the NKR websites are not well protected,
that's why they are attacked more frequently. About 700 websites have
been cracked over the past six months, he said.