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Russian cybercrooks turn on Georgia
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Written by Daniel   
Monday, 11 August 2008 13:37

 Infamous rent-a-bot krew gets political
By John Leyden  11th August 2008 13:26 GMT

Conflict between Georgia and Russia on the ground has been accompanied by the relaunch of cyber-attacks against Georgian government websites.
The Georgian presidential (www.president.gov.ge) and other government websites (such as www.parliament.ge) were left inaccessible by assaults over the weekend, in a repeat of attacks in late July before tensions over the breakaway region of South Ossetia spilled over into armed conflict.

The DDoS attack appears to be using a Russian malware variant from the Pinch family and a command and control server based in Turkey. Nationalist articles in Russian language papers are apparently inspiring Russia's digital underground to get involved in assaults on Georgia's web-facing systems.   [The Register...]   [Comments...]

 

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