Another Estonia Cyberattack

The Estonian news site weathers a two-week-long denial of service attack as uneasy political situation heats up again[IDG] With the trial starting for four ethnic Russians charged in connection with rioting last year, the Estonian news site has weathered a two-week-long denial of service attack.The attack, which ended Tuesday, was minimally disruptive, according to Hillar Aarelaid, manager of Estonia’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT). He described it as an “ordinary DDOS” (distributed denial of service) attack in which the news agency’s servers were flooded with Internet traffic, in an attempt to crash them.”Minimum assistance was needed from our side” to deal with the attack, he said in an e-mail interview.,141438-c,cybercrime/article.html

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