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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.