Saturday, May 19, 2007

Cyber War?

Is Russia trying to crush Estonia's computer network infrastructure? It's begining to look that way.
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.

2 comments:

The JF said...

Heh, imagine a NATO hacking team, the NATO Cyber Response Force. I guess we really are in the 21st century, eh? I do have to say that I much prefer cyber wars to real wars though.

Cliff said...

The problem is that, strategically, the one would precede the other for maximum carnage.

In the current circumstance it seems to be part of a wider campaign of propaganda, destabilization and economic warfare that Russia appears to be waging against its former satellites.

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