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US-funded Radio Free Europe again hit by hackers

December 10, 2013

PRAGUE (AP) — U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty says its news services have been disrupted by a cyberattack for the second time in two months.

The Prague-based broadcaster says the latest intermittent cyber warfare began Sunday.

It says the attackers have been flooding computer servers with fake traffic from many computers infected with malware. The company experienced a similar attack in November and a more limited one in 2008.

The network’s president, Kevin Klose, said in a statement Tuesday that it decided to report the latest attack to inform its audiences about the reason for disruption of its operations.

Established in 1949 to promote democratic values, Radio Free Europe is a nonprofit corporation that broadcasts to 21 countries, including Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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