Near cyber-war--an inside job

A 20-year-old student admitted to launching cyberattacks that almost caused a war between Estonia and Russia.

Dmitri Galushkevich, a 20-year-old ethnic Russian living in Estonia, admitted his guilt in launching cyberattacks against Estonia's leading political party's Web site last April. This was one of many attacks against Estonian government and business sites which almost caused a cyber-war between Russia and Estonia. According to authorities, he engineered denial-of-service attacks to protest the move of a World War II statue in Estonia. Galushkevich was fined $1,600.

Read the full story on Yahoo News: Estonia convicts first 'cyber-war' hacker: prosecutors.


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