Thursday, August 14, 2008

Blogger comes to rescue of Georgian cyber attacked websites

Russian cyber warfare attacks badly affected the Georgian government's web presence during the conflict, the virtual information war being raged as fiercely as the physical war. Georgia though have managed to create various blogs using Google's Blogger (which this blog uses of course) to get their message out when their normal web sites were down. For example the Ministry of Foreign Affairs blog and the blog of the State Minister for Reintegration.

As for the cyber attacks themselves Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks were used by Russian hackers to knock out the Georgian websites by overwhelming the servers with masses of requests. Russia Today's website was also knocked out by a DDoS attack, the initial attack coming from Georgia.

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