Russians accuse university of hacking

Russians accuse university of hacking

Update: 4:29 pm, 3/18/14, Tuesday INTERNATIONAL -- Monday, news out of Russia accused the UI of a cyber-attack.
Update: 4:29 pm, 3/18/14, Tuesday
INTERNATIONAL -- Monday, news out of Russia accused the UI of a cyber-attack. The radio show, "The Voice of Russia," reported hackers accessed its election website during the Crimean vote this weekend. People there were deciding whether to split from the Ukraine and join Russia instead.

The Voice stated its computer experts traced the activity to the Champaign-Urbana area. Tuesday, representatives from the UI say, "We found no evidence of the campus computer network being involved in an attack."
Original: 9:11 pm, 3/17/14, Monday
URBANA -- Russia is accusing the University of Illinois of a cyber-attack. The radio show, "The Voice of Russia," reported hackers accessed its election website during the Crimean vote this weekend. People there were deciding whether to split from the Ukraine and join Russia instead.

The Voice says, "Our IT safety experts managed to find out where those attacks came from. It is University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The most powerful scanning of servers before the attack was carried out exactly there."

The radio show is owned by the Russian government. It incorrectly reported Urbana-Champaign has a population of 37,000. 

Representatives from the university say they're aware of the accusation and are looking into it.
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