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Re: [Full-disclosure] [funsec] Internet attacks against Georgian web sites

From: John C. A. Bambenek, GCIH, CISSP <bambenek.infosec_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Aug 11 2008 - 17:32:29 GMT
To: "Paul Ferguson" <fergdawg@netzero.net>


I haven't looked terribly closely but the cyber attacks don't seem to match up with what I would consider military objectives... there are plenty of nationalists that come crawling out of the woodwork during events like this. If the attacks are targetted more at military objectives then I'd say you're starting to see real information warfare. While I'm sure Russia knows it goes on and are more than content to allow the harassment, that's not the same as sponsorship.

On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 1:52 AM, Paul Ferguson <fergdawg@netzero.net> wrote:

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> - -- Gadi Evron <ge@linuxbox.org> wrote:
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> >In the last days news and government web sites in Georgia suffered DDoS
> attacks. While these attacks seem to affect the Georgian Internet, it is
> still
> there.
> >
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> Also, I wish to say:
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> "It is clear that there are anti-Georgian forces at work on the
> Internet."
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> "Who they are, and what their motivations are 9at this point),
> remains to be seen."
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> - - ferg
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> "Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
> Engineering Architecture for the Internet
> fergdawg(at)netzero.net
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