|Estonia Experts Builf Defenses After Cyber Attacks|
|David Mardiste, Reuters News (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Fri, 18 May 2007 20:45:07 -0500
Estonia experts build defenses after cyber attacks |
By David Mardiste
TALLINN (Reuters) - Estonian officials reeling from three weeks of
The April 27 start of the onslaught coincided with fierce rioting by
The decision enraged Moscow, which threatened sanctions.
"We should look at the timing of the attacks on our embassy, the
Estonian police have charged only one person, a 19-year-old Tallinn
New measures on the table for the Internet-dependent country -- which
A NATO investigator visited Estonia this week.
"This was the first time a NATO member was attacked in this way on
Estonia also raised the attacks at an EU defense ministers' meeting
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The cyber attack became so severe in early May that Estonia's recently
Network specialists said the attacks consisted of a barrage of clicks
"Thousands of sites in Estonia were affected," Estonia State
"We are planning to make plans, but the people that would do this have
The attacks peaked on May 8 and 9 -- during events in Russia and the
They tailed off this week, but Semjonova said it was clear
Government officials and commentators said the attacks were coordinated,
"I can say that the attacks coincided with the bronze soldier saga,"
"During this time, instructions on how to attack and what sites to
Still, Mikko said it was impossible to say for sure that the attacks
What shook experts was the sophistication of the methods.
"They used very different modern techniques we have not seen before,"
The cost of the attack is not yet clear.
"Even Internet service providers do not know how to price it. But key
Estonia has a population of just 1.3 million but nearly 800,000
Copyright 2007 Reuters Limited.
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