Topic / Georgia

Twitter, Facebook attacks targeted known Georgian blogger

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Today saw denial of service attacks on well-known social networking websites MySpace and Facebook, micro-blogging site Twitter and other websites, leaving as many as 30 million users worldwide without access to Twitter alone. But reports are coming in is that the target was not the companies – but was an attack to one user who supports the Republic of Georgia. As of the time of writing, many users are reporting […]

Security report links Russian intelligence agency to Georgia cyber attacks

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A new report written by a group of cyber-security experts has claimed that Russian intelligence agencies were linked or probably involved in the 2008 cyber attack on Georgia during the 2008 invasion of the country by Russia in July and August of 2008. The report has concluded that there is a “strong likelihood” that the Foreign Military Intelligence agency (the GRU) and the Federal Security Service (the FSB) directed the […]

Georgia: Russia engaging in cyber warfare

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The bitter conflict between two former Soviet republics, Russia and Georgia, over the Georgian province of South Ossetia may have now migrated online after the Georgian presidential website and other government sites have been attacked by a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) – which shuts down a computer network by flooding it with requests that lead to a non-existing page on the server. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs for […]