The massive wave of cyber attacks which have hit Estonia’s websites this month are a security issue which concern NATO,the Alliance’s Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said Friday.
“These cyber attacks have a security dimension without any doubt and that is the reason that NATO expertise was sent to Estonia to see what can and should be done,” he told a meeting of lawmakers from NATO member states held in Funchal on the Portuguese island of Madeira.
“Does this have a security implication? Yes, it does have a security implication. Is it relevant for NATO? Yes, it is relevant for NATO. It is a subject which I am afraid will stay on the political agenda in the times to come,” he added.
NATO nations have sent cyber experts to Estonia, one of the 26 members in the military alliance, as has the United States to help it combat the cyber attacks which have jammed mostly goverment websites.
Estonia has said that some of the cyber attacks came from Russian government computers, including the Kremlin. Moscow denies any role.
The cyber attacks on the high-tech country began after Estonian officials removed a statue on April 27 from central Tallinn which commemorates Soviet troops killed fighting the Nazis.
– The Sydney Morning Herald – The first newspaper printed today (since they’re in Australia 🙂 )
– speaking of Australia, the weather seems to be sunny over there
– The lastest global news on the matter
– my previous post: Cyber-terrorism targets Estonia
– Russia Today:
– Russian NGO reactions:
– and we have the viral movies and the viral campaigns going on over there – after all, Estonia is really hi tech (the russian response was to post footages from the Russia vs. Estonia soccer games – Russia always wins 🙂 ):
– in the end, a movie to remember (the photos are quite nice) and a book to read – Kremlin Rising – Vladimir Putin’s Russia and the End of Revolution, Updated Edition, Peter Baker and Susan Glasser:
If you enjoyed the movie, you should probably check again the picture shown at 01:04 – young Vladimir Putin with a sailor 🙂