Thursday, January 24, 2008

Conviction in 2007 Estonia Cyber Attack

An Estonian court has convicted the first individual in the 2007 cyber attacks against Estonia.
"Dmitri Galushkevich used his home PC to launched a denial-of-service attack that knocked down the Web site for the political party of Estonia's prime minister for several days..."

He was fined 17,500 kroons (approx. US$ 1,642).

The motive for the attack was to protest the relocation by the Estonian government of a statue to Russian war veterans.

Student Convicted in Attack Against Estonian Web Site

Another article on the conviction is available at:

Estonia convicts first 'cyber-war' hacker: prosecutors

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