Mar 12, 2009

Denial of Service Attack or Vigilante Justice?

Remember those pesky cyberattacks on Estonia that took down the government websites, banking systems, and led NATO to take up cybersecurity as one of its competencies? Well, RFERL has stumbled upon a clue about who may have done it:

Sergei Markov, a State Duma Deputy from the pro-Kremlin Unified Russia party: "About the cyberattack on Estonia... don't worry, that attack was carried out by my assistant. I won't tell you his name, because then he might not be able to get visas."
Astute observation on the visa front, but hey, extradition may work as a substitute. Markov claims it was a spontaneous outpouring of civil society's discontent, cyber-vigilante justice if you will. "Something bad had to be done to these fascists," said Markov's assistant, and he took the law into his own hands.

1 comment:

Pirates(and)Diplomats said...

Great post!

Everyone knew it. Now we know who.