Thursday, May 17, 2007

Estonia Crippled by Cyber Attacks

Russia has been accused of conducting cyber-warfare against Estonia:
A three-week wave of massive cyber-attacks on the small Baltic country of Estonia, the first known incidence of such an assault on a state, is causing alarm across the western alliance, with Nato urgently examining the offensive and its implications.
While Russia and Estonia are embroiled in their worst dispute since the collapse of the Soviet Union, a row that erupted at the end of last month over the Estonians' removal of the Bronze Soldier Soviet war memorial in central Tallinn, the country has been subjected to a barrage of cyber warfare, disabling the websites of government ministries, political parties, newspapers, banks, and companies.
The use of attacks against computers shouldn't surprise anyone. Turkish jihadis have launched several Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks against The Jawa Report, and other conservative websites have been targets of cyberjihad as well.

Oddly enough, liberal websites aren't attacked by America's enemies. It's almost as if the Islamists consider Leftists to be allies or something.