On the morning of February 24th, 2022, The Russian Federation began an unprovoked assault and invasion of Ukraine led by Vladimir Putin. Since then, over 10000 Ukraine Soldiers have been killed, over 30000 wounded, and 7.2 million Ukrainians have been forced to flee their homes. At the time of writing, there does not appear to be a clear end to this conflict. In other words, we are unsure of what will happen next.
Immediately following the invasion of Ukraine, Shorey IT began monitoring traffic originating from the Russian Federation. We noticed a slow increase in traffic of bots (with traffic originating from Russia) ”browsing” our websites. While this traffic was labeled as Search Engine Crawlers, the timing of the increase in traffic was concerning.
Given the light of recent events coupled with quantitative evidence that there has been an increase in non-human traffic, originating from Russia, and directed at our servers, we have made the decision to block all connections originating from within the Russian Federation.
We do not take this decision lightly.
At Shorey IT, our mission is to connect people and small businesses from all starting points to the cloud. Typically, we do not concern ourselves with conflicting interests or politics when serving content online, although this event has posed a notable security risk to all IT infrastructures worldwide. While we are confident that any bad actors who are able to access our services will not be able to access your data or maliciously manipulate Shorey IT services, we have made this decision in the interest of security.
We will always put the security of your data before profits, and we believe this decision to be the best available option at the time of writing.
Should you have any questions or concerns relating to this policy, or how Shorey IT is responding to the situation in Ukraine, please contact us by clicking here.