Tuesday, August 12, 2008

DDOS Before Georgia Invasion?

The technology section of the New York Times carries an interesting piece by John Markoff on cyberattacks on the infrastructure of Georgian government sites, including Georgian president, Mikheil Saakashvili's web site prior to the Russian invasion.

DDOS, distributed denial of service attacks with messages containing "win+love+in+Rusia" were sent in the millions in what he characterizes as a dress rehearsal to an all out cyber attack.

Cybersecurity and cyberwarfare exercises have been conducted here in the US and locally as part of defensive training and military preparedness, but this is the first time I am aware of a cyberattack preceding a true military assault.

Check the article out here.

UPDATE: It looks like the attacks are not abating.

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