The crisis unleashed a wave of so-called DDoS, or Distributed Denial of Service, attacks, where websites are suddenly swamped by tens of thousands of visits, jamming and disabling them by overcrowding the bandwidths for the servers running the sites. The attacks have been pouring in from all over the world, but Estonian officials and computer security experts say that, particularly in the early phase, some attackers were identified by their internet addresses - many of which were Russian, and some of which were from Russian state institutions.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Russia launches cyber-attack on Estonia
It seems that attacking European ambassadors by proxy in Moscow was not enough of a response to the Estonian removal of a Red Army statue from central Tallinn: