Civilians recruited by Russian language social-networking sites and using Russian Mafia-associated botnets perpetrated many of the cyberattacks on Georgian government Web sites during the five-day Russian-Georgian war in 2008.
Data mining of social networks leads to arrest and interrogation of thousands of innocent people in Iraq and Afghanistan, says Brit rag.
Details are surfacing on the Internet side of the Russian and Georgian hostilities. Researchers studying botnets report an increase in attacks.
Georgian air force claims Russians shot down unarmed UAV.
Georgian blogger blames KGB in attack that downed Twitter and affected his accounts on Facebook, Blogger, and LiveJournal.
Twitter was offline for hours after suffering a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that targeted one user. Facebook and some Google sites also were hit. What happened and why?