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Hackers take down Russia's government websites, leaving President Putin in a new crisis.

As Russia's attack of Ukraine entered its third day, certain official Russian websites remained down. Dark websites are used by the Kremlin and the Ministry of Defense, for example. Russia's government websites are hacked, putting President Vladimir Putin in a fresh predicament.

The source of the outages is unknown, but Anonymous, a worldwide hacking collective, has claimed responsibility for the attacks. "Anonymous has ongoing operations to keep our government websites offline, and to push information to the Russian people so they can be free of Putin's official censorship machine," Anonymous stated in a tweet.

On Friday, a same Russian websites fell down for a time, although state media reporting that the Kremlin denied being targeted by Anonymous. Russian websites have been down for the third day in a row, at least temporarily. Additionally, Anonymous claimed that it is working to "keep the Ukrainian people online as much as possible."

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