A look at Estonia's cyber attacks

  • 2007-05-30
  • Interview by Steve Roman
In late April Estonia became the world's first country to fall victim to coordinated, worldwide cyber attacks. For more than two weeks government and media Web sites were targeted, and banking and Internet services were temporarily disrupted. The attacks were clearly a retaliation for the relocation of the controversial Bronze Soldier monument, an event which sparked two nights of rioting in Tallinn. Most of the attacks originated in Russia. Though some IP addresses involved were traced to the Kremlin, no definitive culprit has been found. Estonia's "Mr. Internet" Linnar Viik, an associate ...
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