Estonian Cyber-War Highlights Civilian Vulnerabilities

The online attacks against Estonia are being referred to as the first Internet war. If this “war” is anything to go by, simple folk such as you and I may end up as the weak links in our country’s defense. Indeed, the attack’s impact was not what we might have expected: It was the civilian infrastructure used by banks, ISPs and home users — not the military’s — that was under siege.,1895,2166125,00.asp