August 11, 2008

Georgian President's Website Under Attack

In addition to the battles taking place in South Ossetia and beyond, another war is in progress in cyberspace. According to the Shadowserver Foundation a number of Georgian websites, including that of president Mikhail Saakashvili, have been subject to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.

Polish president Lech Kaczynski has agreed to allow his English language website to be used to disseminate information from Georgia about the conflict.

Yahoo News reports that hosting for Mr. Saakashvili's website has just been moved to Atlanta, Georgia courtesy of Nino Doijashvili. Ms. Doijashvili was born in Georgia, and was on holiday there when fighting broke out. She is also CEO of hosting company Tulip Systems Inc. It seems the DDoS attacks are continuing against the US based servers.

I don't know if the hackers are also thinking of taking on Google or not, but the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs also maintains a blog hosted by Blogger.

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