DDoS Fines in Estonia

Last spring’s DDoS attacks against Estonia continue to play out. First, just a week or so ago an Estonian new site was hit with a sustained DDoS from a botnet. And today, news that an Estonian citizen was fined for his role in the DDoS attacks last spring:

Authorities in Estonia fined a 20-year-old Tallinn resident for participating in cyber attacks on government servers, paralyzing them during the spring riots in the capital, local media reported on Wednesday. A county court in Tallinn fined Dmitri Galushkevich 17,500 Estonian kroons (1,118 euros), an amount equal to a minimum daily wage for 350 days, for computer sabotage and attacking the Web site of the Reform Party of Prime Minister Andrus Ansip.

Source: Estonian court fines a man accused of cyber attacks last year, via EarthTimes Wed, 23 Jan 2008.

This likely isn’t everything, but it’s a start, and a welcome sight to seeing online attackers brought to justice.

Edited on Jan 25 to add more coverage of this issue.

2 Responses to “DDoS Fines in Estonia”

February 07, 2008 at 7:49 am, Innobuzz Knowledge Solutions » Blog Archive » Estonia fines man for DDoS attacks said:

[…] The removal of monuments to Soviet soldiers and the excavation of World War II Red Army graves sparked riots on the street that spilled over onto the net. Sporadic attacks thought to be motivated by the same factors continue. Earlier this month an Estonian news site was hit with a sustained DDoS from a botnet, security tools firm Arbor Networks reports. […]

August 11, 2008 at 2:33 pm, Georgian Government Websites Under Cyber Attack « The Black Flag said:

[…] or that of those sympathetic to their cause remains to be seen. Estonia recently suffered a similar fate less the actual physical invasion […]

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