Hacker DDoS-attack resulted in the interruption of the broadcasting

Dear friends, please be informed that today, on 30 March, the online broadcasting of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia has been interrupted at our official website www.mercedesbenzfashionweek.ru and major Russian and world fashion editions (Woman.ru, Vogue.ru, rbc.ru, ftv.com and others).

Dear friends, please be informed that today, on 30 March, the online broadcasting of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia has been interrupted at our official website www.mercedesbenzfashionweek.ru and major Russian and world fashion editions (Woman.ru, Vogue.ru, rbc.ru, ftv.com and others).
Starting from 7 am server that hosts the player has received millions of requests: hacker DDoS-attack resulted in the interruption of the broadcasting. System attack was eliminated by 2 pm, until then the player had been broadcasting the error message instead of MBFW clip. As the player was attacked when no broadcasting of the shows was going on, other DDoS are highly expected during the shows: on Monday the first show was performed by the Alliance of Russian Art Engineers which took place at 4 pm, while on Tuesday, the final day of the 30th Season, the first to take the runway will be collection by the design bureau Russian Army.

As of the moment we have restored the broadcasting from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia main venue - Manezh - through distributing the load between several servers. Company that performs technical support of the event has already filed application to the relevant authority.

President of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia, Alexander Shumsky, commented on the situation as follows: 'Such hacker attacks are always some kind of ordered actions, and by no means, it should be considered an act of provocation. On the other hand, it proves that the anniversary season of the Fashion Week is a real success'.

Team of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia hereby makes an apology for the temporary inconvenience.