Marching Off to CyberwarDec 09, 2008, 04:35 (1 Talkback[s])
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"AS RUSSIAN tanks rolled into Georgia in August, another force was also mobilising--not in the physical world, but online. Russian nationalists (or indeed anyone else) who wished to take part in the attack on Georgia could do so from anywhere with an internet connection, simply by visiting one of several pro-Russia websites and downloading the software and instructions needed to perform a "distributed denial of service" (DDoS) attack. This involves sending a flood of bogus requests to an internet server, so that it is overwhelmed by the demand and becomes unusable.
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