Is Eastern Europe’s cyberwar the shape of things to come?

It reads like a John le Carre script. An eastern European country being attacked on an unprecedented scale with Nato sending in its top terrorism experts. Except the attack was a cyber-assault – disabling the websites of government ministries, political parties, newspapers and banks. The crisis was triggered by a Distributed Denial of Service. This is where hackers hijack masses of computers using malware (basically, evil software) and, at a specific point in time, launch a concerted burst of traffic to overwhelm computer servers and bring them to a halt.

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