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DDOS Attack Takes Down Russian Source of Canon Pre-Release Details

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Once every few months a new Canon product shows up on the Russian regulatory site that deals with electronics radio emissions licensing. It has long been the source of occasional product detail leaks that Canon filings reveal prior to actual announcements. Except, in Russia, this department also happens to be one of the primary bureaucracies censoring the internet most Russians are able to see. Yesterday and today, the site has been down – due, apparently, to a distributed denial of service attack.

A camera news site that for the past two years has been keeping track of photo product applications from Russia’s Ministry of Digital Development Communications and Mass Media – reported that the outage started yesterday and has continued unabated since.

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melgross

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I’m sure Canon will survive this. I’m not sure the Russian economy will very well, and I hate to think of the destruction being wreaked on the Ukrainian economy by the Russians.
 
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vladk

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Russia’s Ministry of Digital Development Communications and Mass Media will have nothing to care about very soon.
No digital development, no communictions, and no mass media.
And no Canon, of course.
Glory to Ukraine!
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justaCanonuser

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I’m sure Canon will survive this. I’m not sure the Russian economy will very well, and I hate to think of the destruction being wreaked on the Ukrainian economy by the Russians.
Plus, and foremost, the people, the victims of this destruction. We've been traveling in the Ukraine, been in Kiev, my wife lived and worked more than a year in Ivanofrankivsk in Western Ukraine many years ago. It really hurts us to watch this crazy war and what it does with the people in Ukraine who fight for their freedom. It is so sad...
 
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melgross

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Plus, and foremost, the people, the victims of this destruction. We've been traveling in the Ukraine, been in Kiev, my wife lived and worked more than a year in Ivanofrankivsk in Western Ukraine many years ago. It really hurts us to watch this crazy war and what it does with the people in Ukraine who fight for their freedom. It is so sad...
Well, of course in Putin’s twisted version of history, Ukrainians are just Russians after all, and they’re welcoming the Russian forces in with open arms and flowers.


Too bad our ex president is just as batty and said that it’s a genius move, because Putin is getting a country for “just two dollars of sanctions.” Maybe he doesn’t understand what’s going on?
 
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If you’re a member of the global economy in the 21st century, and you blatantly violate another country’s sovereignty, ignore international laws, and engage in war crimes, then prepare to be isolated and crushed financially.
 
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unfocused

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...We've been traveling in the Ukraine...

I'm sure this was just an oversight, but referring to Ukraine as "the" Ukraine is offensive. It implies that Ukraine is simply a region, rather than an independent country. It may seem like an insignificant thing, but it goes to the heart of the current situation. Many Americans don't understand this and it is always good to point out, especially now, when Putin has gone to war to try to deny Ukraine's status as an independent country rather than simply part of greater Russia.
 
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dolina

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I am sorely disappointed that our source for legitimate and verifiable Canon rumors is now down due to DDoS.

What will the photo forum community do without rumors to munger?

There are other things to consider.

A lot of raw materials that are used in Canon products are sourced from Eastern Europe. So may as well write about this as well. ;)
 

bernie_king

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With the sanctions currently in place I doubt Canon will be registering anything in Russia for some time anyway. We can only hope this gets resolved soon so people can stop dying for politicians.
 

justaCanonuser

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I'm sure this was just an oversight, but referring to Ukraine as "the" Ukraine is offensive.
Oh sorry, here just my German background came through, we say "die Ukraine" (die = the), and that's NOT offensive. The point is, like many Germans I am very worried, and angry, and we are fully aware that this war is just a few hundreds of miles East of us, we have Ukrainian people here who are in deep sorrow... so in total please understand that I am not in the mood of checking always my precise English wording.
 
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bbasiaga

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Well, of course in Putin’s twisted version of history, Ukrainians are just Russians after all, and they’re welcoming the Russian forces in with open arms and flowers.


Too bad our ex president is just as batty and said that it’s a genius move, because Putin is getting a country for “just two dollars of sanctions.” Maybe he doesn’t understand what’s going on?
I'm by no means a Trump guy, but what he was saying is that the Free World was going to stand by and watch this happen, while consoling their guilt by talking about hefty sanctions. So far it appears he's correct.

People worried about WW3 breaking out over this weren't all worried about US vs. Russia in Ukraine. Rather, the unchecked aggression setting the tone that Europe and the US are so adverse to fighting that they will do nothing but largely ineffective economic moves (Russia has enough allies who won't honor the sanctions, and is well practiced at letting its people starve and/or working them for no pay - its the socialist state model). That sets the stage for other aggressors to do the same. For example: If you have loved ones in Taiwan right now, ask them to leave. As actions like those prop up, suddenly there is fighting around the world. And eventually the world powers can't ignore it. And then you have WW3.
 
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mjg79

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Oh sorry, here just my German background came through, we say "die Ukraine" (die = the), and that's NOT offensive. The point is, like many Germans I am very worried, and angry, and we are fully aware that this war is just a few hundreds of miles East of us, we have Ukrainian people here who are in deep sorrow... so in total please understand that I am not in the mood of checking always my precise English wording.

You need not apologise - while in English normally nations are not referred to with "the" in the way for example they are in French, the Ukraine has long been an exception. Until the past decade or so virtually all native speakers would always say "the Ukraine". It means no disrespect, it's completely neutral like saying "the Punjab". I am a native speaker and I still say "the Ukraine", it has been that way throughout my life.

Recently there has been pressure to change this - indeed I believe the Ukrainian government itself has asked people to change and this has now been picked up by political forces, in the same way they weirdly now refer to Kiev as "Kyiv" even when speaking and writing English.

It's a real hornets' nest and people get very angry on both sides as it becomes a proxy for political arguments. But I decided to write as I hate seeing a man made to feel bad and apologise when he did nothing wrong - saying "the Ukraine" in English is very normal.
 
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its the socialist state model
The socialist state model is what we have in the western Europe and the UK. Russia is more akin to the model in the USA, except even Russia has health care and a social net. In terms of leadership you vote for a dictator in Russia or a shorter term dictator in the USA.
 

unfocused

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Oh sorry, here just my German background came through, we say "die Ukraine" (die = the), and that's NOT offensive. The point is, like many Germans I am very worried, and angry, and we are fully aware that this war is just a few hundreds of miles East of us, we have Ukrainian people here who are in deep sorrow... so in total please understand that I am not in the mood of checking always my precise English wording.
My apologies as well. I did not realize you are not a native speaker. My remarks were aimed at fellow Americans who are often totally ignorant of the rest of the world.

I spent some time in Ukraine in the late 90's working on a local government exchange program and it was emphasized to me by Ukrainians and Ukrainian-Americans working there that the use "the" in English was viewed as reflective of the longstanding Russian paternalism toward Ukrainians as not a separate people or nation. Today we are experiencing the tragic consequences of that paternalism in Putin's claims that Ukraine is not a real country.
 
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If you’re a member of the global economy in the 21st century, and you blatantly violate another country’s sovereignty, ignore international laws, and engage in war crimes, then prepare to be isolated and crushed financially.
Not going to happen. Russia has access to many of the materials needed for the modern world and the world will turn a blind eye to Russia going back to its old borders as soon as there is another chip shortage or some company works out they can't make EV batteries. The Ukraine is rather rich below the surface and companies will want access to those riches.
 
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