January 29th, 2009 08:37 PM
DDoS a Whole Country
It's a tactic used to knock websites offline, both big and small. But whole countries? You betcha.
DDoS attack boots Kyrgyzstan from net - The Register
The central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan was effectively knocked offline for more than a week by a Russian cybermilitia that continues to flood the country's internet providers with crippling data attacks, a security expert said.
The attacks, which began on January 18, bear the signature of pro-Russian nationalists believed to have launched similar cyber assaults on the republic of Georgia in August, said Don Jackson, a researcher with Atlanta-based security provider SecureWorks. The attacks on Kyrgyzstan were so potent that most net traffic in and out of the country was completely blocked during the first seven days.
January 30th, 2009 01:57 AM
You'd think there would be better ways to disrupt a country's internet access than a DDoS... I mean look at why Pakistan "accidentally" did to YouTube
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January 30th, 2009 11:47 AM
I pretty much managed to single-handedly hit every state/provice in the republic of malta. Sure, it's just an island but... *Shrug*
Anyways eh... nothing new here.
January 30th, 2009 02:57 PM
Used properly, this is quite effective.
You'd think there would be better ways to disrupt a country's internet access than a DDoS...
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January 30th, 2009 06:10 PM
Thats nothing new. Seriously, espically, being *overseas*. I don't think so.
January 30th, 2009 06:40 PM
Sneaky Russians. Ay comrade?
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