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Cyberattack Takes Kyrgyzstan Offline

A Russian "cyber-militia" has effectively knocked the central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan offline in recent days, according to an Internet security expert, in the latest apparent example of geopolitical tensions playing out on the Web.

Since Jan. 18, the country of 5.3 million has come under a massive cyber-attack, according to Don Jackson, director of threat intelligence at Atlanta Internet security firm SecureWorks Inc.

Read full story: Wall Street Journal

Updates:  UPDATED Jan 28, 2009 2:00 PM PST
The Kyrgyzstan DDoS Attacks of January, 2009: Assessment and Analysis HostExploit, Jan.28.2009
Russian 'Cyber Militia' Takes Kyrgyzstan Offline? Wired News, Jan.28.2009
Kyrgyzstan Under DDoS Attack From Russia Don Jackson, SecureWorks, Jan.28.2009

Related topics: Cyberattack, Cybersecurity, DDoS
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