Dave Korn wrote:
>On 18 May 2007 05:44, Alex Alten wrote:

>> This may be a bit off the crypto topic,
>  You betcha!
>>  but it is interesting nonetheless.
>> Russia accused of unleashing cyberwar to disable Estonia 
>> http://www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,,329864981-103610,00.html
>> Estonia accuses Russia of 'cyberattack'
>> http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0517/p99s01-duts.html

>  <shrugs>  Any IP address you find in a packet of a DDoS 
> coming towards you is pretty >likely not to be the "source" 
> of the attack.  So far there's no evidence to show anything 
> other than that the russian .gov is just as liable to have 
> virused and botted machines on its internal nets as the US 
> .gov.

1. Do you have any particular evidence that any significant
number of  US .gov machines are bots? They may well be, just 
I haven't heard this.

2. If you read the articles, you'll find that there is a
lot of circumstancial evidence to support the notion that
the attacks are from Russia or Russia-sympathizers. The
government recently moved a Soviet war memorial from the
center of town out to a military cemetary in the suburbs, an
action that Putin condemned as 'desecration', and which led
to a fatal riot by ethnic Russians in Tallinn, as well as 
attacks on the Estonian embassy in Moscow.

If the Russians aren't behind this, who else should be
suspected? It isn't like Estonia has a wide selection of 
enemies. :-)

Peter Trei

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