Serbian Orthodox Church’s website attacked by hackers

InSerbia News – 11/6/14

BELGRADE – The Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) said on Tuesday that its official website has been under constant hacker attack since Saturday, June 7.

“The maximum speed of the attack has reached 46 Gbps, or around ten million requests per second,” the SOC press office said in a statement, adding that the amount of data transmitted in each second of the attack against its server is slightly larger than the capacity of a 5.7 GB DVD.

By comparison, attacks of such scope can block the throughput of an Internet service provider completely, the statement said.

In February, the SOC press office has upgraded its infrastructure significantly and continues to do so to ensure that the SOC server and website can operate without trouble, the statement also says.