DoS attacks support political unrest

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.

Details of the DoS attacks and the sites they took out can be found at F-Secure, here and here.

Posted on 01 May 2007 by Virus Bulletin



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