On the morning of April 22, an independent online news platform, abzas.net noticed strange activity on its website. Not only did the website lose, a month worth of published articles, but that some articles’ headlines were also changed.
In an interview with AIW, the website’s editor Ulvi Hasanli confirmed the attack. Hasanli said, this was not the first time, the website was under attack. “We have experienced DDoS attacks every month for a year between 2016 and 2017. Eventually, abzas.net was blocked in Azerbaijan and the website switched to .org”.
Hasanli confirmed that the team was able to restore back the missing articles and reverted back changed headlines.
While the team continues to investigate the source behind the attack, in an interview with Azadliq Radio, Hasanli said, they will seek legal remedy once they have sufficient evidence.