Issue No. 08 - August (2007 vol. 8)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MDSO.2007.50
News about distributed-denial-of-service attacks on Estonian government Web sites might have represented more smoke than fire, but it also revealed a new political battlefield. Networking veterans say public officials' accusations can make ad hoc "hacktivism" seem like a state-sponsored attack. When you add porous network defenses and a credulous media, you've got the potential for a real problem.
computer crime, DDOS, denial-of-service attacks, security
G. Goth, "The Politics of DDoS Attacks," in IEEE Distributed Systems Online, vol. 8, no. , pp. 3, 2007.