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U.S. company joins investigation into attacks on Azerbaijani websites

Azerbaijan Materials 19 January 2012 15:30 (UTC +04:00)
The U.S. company Symantec has involved its global structures to investigate hacker attacks which were made on Monday on the websites of a number of Azerbaijani state and public organizations, Alexander Yakunin, Symantec's sales director for Kazakhstan, Central Asia and Caucasus, told Trend on Thursday.
U.S. company joins investigation into attacks on Azerbaijani websites

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.19 / Trend H.Veliyev /

The U.S. company Symantec has involved its global structures to investigate hacker attacks which were made on Monday on the websites of a number of Azerbaijani state and public organizations, Alexander Yakunin, Symantec's sales director for Kazakhstan, Central Asia and Caucasus, told Trend on Thursday.

He said the work in this direction is continuing, and the company has offered to take appropriate measures which, as any security measures, are not publicized.

"This is akin to war," Yakunin said. "Suffering side will hardly share information with attacker, what measures it has taken to defend from similar incidents. Nevertheless, I should say that work is underway, and appropriate measures are being taken."

As regards to speculations that this attack was done by a determined state, in his opinion, they remain to be rumors and require confirmation.

"This is large work which we will do," Yakunin noted. "Taking into account that information is strategic importance, it will be close, like in any other similar case."

Hacker attack was recorded on Jan.16. The websites of various agencies, public organizations and media which are located on server of information center of the Ministry of Communication, and Information Technologies of Azerbaijan, were attacked.

Earlier, Azerbaijani Deputy Communications and IT Minister Elmir Velizadeh said the Azerbaijani Communications and IT Ministry will hold investigation into hacker attack, take appropriate steps, based on international experience on the base of the obtained results.

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