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Caught in the Net: The Kremlin

The small Baltic nation of Estonia is under assault. According to Defense Minister Jack Aaviksoo, more than 1 million computers around the world are targeting the country’s Internet infrastructure with denial-of-service attacks that flood networks with illegitimate traffic and grind them to a halt. Aaviksoo thinks he knows who launched the online invasion. "We have ...

The small Baltic nation of Estonia is under assault. According to Defense Minister Jack Aaviksoo, more than 1 million computers around the world are targeting the country’s Internet infrastructure with denial-of-service attacks that flood networks with illegitimate traffic and grind them to a halt. Aaviksoo thinks he knows who launched the online invasion. "We have identified the initial attacks’ IP numbers from the Russian government offices," says Aaviksoo. What could be motivating Moscow? The attacks began after Estonia removed a statue commemorating the Red Army’s fighting in World War II from a downtown square in Tallinn. Apparently, the Red Army marches on… online.

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