Update on website attacks in Georgia and Russia

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Following the earlier timeline I published on the hacking attacks against Russian and Georgian websites after the outbreak of conflict in South Ossetia, I thought it would be good to publish an update.

12 August 2008
It has been revealed that Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has moved his website from Georgia to Atlanta, USA where it is being hosted by Georgian-born Nino Doijashvili’s company, Tulip Systems Inc. This is in an attempt to deflect the distributed denial-of-service attacks that have been plaguing the website. However, as the video below demonstrates, it is still extremely difficult to access the site.

(The beautiful symmetry of Saakashvili’s website being relocated from Georgia to Atlanta, Georgia is quite marvelous isn’t it?)

Estonia, which suffered its own headline-making denial-of-service attack in May 2007, is said to…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.