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The War in Georgia Started in Cyberspace


World  (tags: Georgia, Russia, denial of service attacks, cyberspace, spam, media, computers, communications )

RC
- 3694 days ago - nytimes.com
Amazing story of how Georgian government, media and other websites were attacked by denial of service attacks in mid-July, preceding the actual invasion by Russia. Russia denies involvement, but US technical experts are investigating further.



   

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RC deWinter (418)
Tuesday August 12, 2008, 3:51 pm
The coming thing, apparently - coordinating cyberspace disruptions with denial or service attacks, redirected pages, and other assorted mayhem associated with a geopolitical event.
 

Marian E (152)
Tuesday August 12, 2008, 4:31 pm

Thank you Cate. This would have to be done to keep
a countries communications disrupted. Didn't we
try to do that in Iraq? Keeps the world away and
the country under attack from not only not knowing
what's going on in their own country, but they can't
make an appeal to the world for help.
 

Joycey B (750)
Tuesday August 12, 2008, 4:37 pm
Noted with thanks Cate.
 

RC deWinter (418)
Tuesday August 12, 2008, 4:53 pm
Hey people, Justice for Julie is so close - less than 125 signatures needed. If you haven't read about Julie and signed, please do it now - and thank you!
 

. (0)
Tuesday August 12, 2008, 5:02 pm
noted thank you
 

Joan Mclaughlin (133)
Tuesday August 12, 2008, 5:11 pm
noted thanks
 

Mary H (47)
Tuesday August 12, 2008, 5:12 pm
I don't believe in coincidences to this proportion! Timing is eveything when it comes to events like this
TY Cate
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 12, 2008, 5:22 pm
Noted and thanks Cate for sharing.
 

Nevaeh M (75)
Tuesday August 12, 2008, 7:17 pm
Cyber-war - the way of the future?
noted,
 

Denice G (45)
Tuesday August 12, 2008, 8:59 pm
Interesting. Thanks Cate
 

Gregory S (257)
Tuesday August 12, 2008, 10:16 pm
A server site was set up and used in the United States to create 'denial of service' to Georgia INTERNET just a few weeks prior to the Russian use of INTERNET blocking. Of course our news reports that Bush condemns Russia's attack on Georgia.
 

Hans L (958)
Wednesday August 13, 2008, 1:03 am
Cyber war can cause just as many deads than the largest bomb on this planet!
If a country or a city cannot call for help...and get no information before the bombs are falling....This is a very difficult problem with sooooo many interests not just Russian and Georgian...
 

Susan L (118)
Wednesday August 13, 2008, 9:08 am
Noted with thanks, Cate.
 

Terrie Williams (798)
Wednesday August 13, 2008, 2:19 pm
Noted, thanks Cate!
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Wednesday August 13, 2008, 3:09 pm
H.A.A.R.P.

Caspian Sea

OIL!!!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 14, 2008, 10:19 am
http://www.care2.com/news/member/950293599/847222
watch this video clip, McCain Georgia debacle. I thought it was interesting.

Noted. Thanks.
 

Melissa Kush (3)
Thursday August 14, 2008, 10:26 am
The Georgian government blamed Russia for the attacks, but the Russian government said it was not involved.

So if it wasn't either of them...that leaves, uh...US? Good ol US. Always starting trouble.
 

Hans L (958)
Thursday August 14, 2008, 1:50 pm
Both the Georgian and Russian government are to blame for this drama!
You dont kill people thats simple...and you dont invate countries.
Back to the USSR? I think that RUSSIA should learn from this...
Not to do this a second time...Even if the EU is very weak just as the USA!
But they know why....
 
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