Russian bookstore closes amid cyber attack

A Russian online bookstore has closed amid cyber attacks that affected about 10,000 booksellers across the country, the company said in a statement on Friday.

The company said it had notified all affected booksellies, who were contacted by email.

The statement did not provide details of how the cyberattack occurred.

A spokesman for the company told The Associated Press that the Russian cyberattack on Tuesday resulted in the closing of nearly 1,000 Russian bookstores.

The company said some of the affected bookstores are in the former Soviet republics of Ukraine and Moldova, where it has a presence.

It was not immediately clear how many Russian bookselliers were affected.

The spokesman declined to provide the names of those who were affected by the cyber attack, citing privacy concerns.

Bookstores in the U.S. and in Europe have been hit by similar attacks in the past.

The Kremlin has blamed cyber attacks on foreign states and U.N. sanctions imposed over the Ukraine conflict.

The U.K.’s Office for National Statistics said in August that Russia had been the country most affected by cyber attacks.

The United States, Britain, France, Germany and the Netherlands were also affected.