Analysis: Russian Gov’t Not Behind Estonia DDOS Attacks

The string of crippling DDOS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks against Estonia didn’t appear to be a coordinated attack by one entity within Russia, wrote Jose Nazario, senior security engineer with Arbor Networks Inc., in a commentary. Although Russia was quickly accused, Russian government officials denied involvement. Difficulties in tracing the source of the DDOS attacks left more suspicions than facts. But further analysis throws doubt on whether a single agency alone was involved, given that the attacks came from computers around the world, Nazario wrote.,132469-c,legalissues/article.htmlAlso see:
Estonia: Under Siege on the Web
The siege of Estonia highlighted a major worry for governments, corporations and network administrators everywhere. “As familiarity with these technologies grows, and more and more actors get involved in information technology,” this kind of attack will “become more of an issue,” warned U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte.,9171,1626744,00.html

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