Ustream CEO: We were attacked by Russia

Could Russia have shut down US online video streaming service, Ustream?  Its CEO tells the Daily Beast there have been 3 attacks in the past 6 months and calls it “an attack on the freedom of the internet.”  The target Wednesday were citizen journalists in Moscow who were livestreaming protests against Russian President Vladimir Putin.  Sophisticated distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks using 25,000 servers based mostly in Russia, Kazakhstan and Iran kept Ustream offline for about 9 hours.  Rappler’s livestream of its newscast Wednesday was affected by the attacks.

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