Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Mauritanian Government Shuts Down Critics with Botnet Attacks

StrategyPage reports on use of bot nets by the Mauritanian government to censor online critics. No sources or technical details are given in the article:
"In the African nation of Mauritania, the military dictatorship has used Cyber War techniques to shut down two opposition web sites that provide the most information on what is going on inside the country. The generals apparently hired several botnets" to perform denial-of-service attacks.

Dictators Prefer Botnets

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