Friday, January 30, 2009

DDoS attack boots Kyrgyzstan from net

DDoS attack boots Kyrgyzstan from net

Posted on January 30th, 2009 by DCS Edit

The fact that another entire country can be knocked off of the Internet just re-enforces the fact that cyber security goes deeper than just the “little” homeuser. See the article below for more info on the latest cyber attack against an entire country.

By Dan Goodin in San Francisco • Get more from this author
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/01/28/kyrgyzstan_knocked_offline/

Posted in Security, 28th January 2009 19:57 GMT
“The central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan was effectively knocked offline for more than a week by a Russian cybermilitia that continues to flood the country’s internet providers with crippling data attacks, a security expert said.
The attacks, which began on January 18, bear the signature of pro-Russian nationalists believed to have launched similar cyber assaults on the republic of Georgia in August, said Don Jackson, a researcher with Atlanta-based security provider SecureWorks. The attacks on Kyrgyzstan were so potent that most net traffic in and out of the country was completely blocked during the first seven days.”
This is another good reason for people and companies to come together and share how we can strengthen and protect ourselves better from cyber threats today.

Visit http://intersec.dcsnetlink.com to learn more and register for this important Internet Security Seminar.

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