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Russia, Estonia: More on “Cyberwar”

A Fistful of Euros interviews Gadi Evron, “a world expert on botnets,” on “what exactly happened with the allegedly Russian-orchestrated DDOS attack on Estonian Internet interests”: “However, many of the attacks were not by a botnet, but rather by a mass of home users using commands such as ping to manually attack Estonian sites. As they coined in Estonia, this was a riot, and not just in the streets. Many different Russian-speaking forums and blogs (the Russian blogosphere?) encouraged people to attack Estonia using crude commands or simple tools. Others used more advanced techniques.”

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