Latest Cyberattacks during the 2008 South Ossetia war Stories

2008-08-13 18:00:20

By John Markoff Besides the bloody shooting war going on between Georgia and Russia, there is another, quieter battle going on in cyberspace. The Georgian government has accused Russia of disabling Georgian Web sites, including the site for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Because of the disruption, the Georgian government began posting the press dispatches of its Foreign Ministry on a public blog- hosting site owned by Google, georgiamfa.blogspot.com, and on the Web site of the...

2008-08-13 15:00:24

Georgia's Internet servers came under attack long before Russia dropped any actual bombs, the first instance of what experts say will become a warfare staple. Computer security experts say Georgia came under cyberattack several weeks before its actual conflict with Russia, with a barrage of "distributed denial of service" attacks aimed at government Internet servers, The New York Times reported Wednesday. Internet watchers say they detected the attacks as early as July 20. Georgia blames...

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