Out of the ashes ...
... of the former Soviet Union, the mighty kremvax rises ...
Members of a Kremlin-backed youth group spearheaded the cyberattacks that paralyzed Estonia's internet traffic in May of 2007, a Russian government official has admitted. Until recently, Russia has denied any involvement in the DDoS (or distributed denial of service) attacks, which followed a diplomatic row between the two …
i would do the patriotic thing of build up a million+ zombiebot army and hit hard next time that the lunatic at Kremlin decided to show again their post Mother Russia bring down down down inferiority complex by bullying little neiboughood states.
it is a shame that a country with such power to behave like they need to pump up its chest every time that something that barely looks like a "insult to the Mother" occurs.
Paris, because she is our sister of mercy
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The attack was in fact a lot bigger than "100MB", the sites did not 'respond' because at first the some parts of connection with russia was almost closed down and then attacked networks to the rest of the world (large amount of botnet attacks came from infected US PC's). The scale of attacks was quite big and well coordinated. Local network guys did great work and online banking worked inside Estonia most of the time. There is no way it was done just few 'russian patriots', but there was a lot of web pages teaching regular russians how to 'join in'.
So some think that I should have used some botnet army to retaliate ? Break laws and make even more networks flooded ? How would any of that make anything better ? If monkey starts throwing shit at you, you will not start throwing shit back. That's the difference between monkeys and humans.
What would actually be lost by a combined decision to switch Russia off the internet? I'm woefully unfamiliar with the practicalities but it seems like something that would be doable by automatically denying any traffic with a Russian IP.
They could use their infrastructure to fire spam email and viruses amongst themselves while everyone else got on with actually doing stuff (or, in my case, slacking off).
I smell paradox.
A) We did not do anything illegal
B) We are hiding the name of a responsible individual from the law enforcement agencies
C) Universe implodes
Shitsacks. But then, if you've ever met a Russian copper, you'll know how it works over there.
"Grakhdanskii. Dai mne svoi telefon ili vy budete v tyurme."