Friday, August 8, 2008

Russia Launches Cyber War To Match Conventional Offensive

While Russian regular forces are engaging Georgian troops inside of Georgian territory, Russian cyberwarriors are busy doing their part to fight the tiny republic. As of this posting the Georgian president's website and the Georgian government homepage were down. Coincidence? Perhaps. But the proof comes when you visit the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, where visitors are met by this montage comparing Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili to Adolph Hitler.

I'll give the Russians this: they're good at what they do...

(I've included above the links to all three websites so you can monitor developments in real time. I'd not be surprised to see Russian hackers add new content in the coming hours and days.)

1 comment:

Aaron said...

Since the original posting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website is back. So I'm glad I downloaded the hacker's "art" when I did, though I should have grabbed a screen shot. In any case, keep watching; the Russians employed plenty of this stuff against the Estonians.