Russia engaging in cyber warfare, says Georgia

The bitter conflict currently ongoing between Georgia, the former Soviet republic, and Russia over the Georgian province of South Ossetia appears to have migrated online.

The Georgian presidential website and other government sites have apparently been targeted by a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) – a malicious attack which aims bring a computer network to a standstill by flooding it with useless traffic.

The Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a blog hosted on Google in which it states: "A cyber warfare campaign by Russia is seriously disrupting many Georgian websites, including that of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs."

A similar attack occurred in early July of this year on the website of Georgian President, Mikhail Saakashvilli.

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