Posted by Virus Bulletin on May 1, 2007
Estonia rioting backed up by attacks on government websites.
Severe rioting in Estonia, sparked by anger over the removal of a Russian monument from a prominent war memorial, has been accompanied by heavy denial-of-service attacks on many government and police websites.
A statue of a Russian Red Army soldier, intended as a memorial of the Second World War but seen by many as a reminder of Soviet occupation of Estonia, was removed from central Tallin on Friday morning, and protests against the decision by Estonia's sizeable Russian-speaking minority rampaged through the city's streets on Thursday and Friday nights.
Accompanying the unrest, a series of attacks flooded major government sites, bringing down or severely restricting access to sites representing the Prime Minister, the ruling party, several Ministries and the state police.