Estonian Convicted Of DDoS Attacks

January 31, 2008

The 20 year old Estonian Dmitri Galushkevich was served a fine of $1,641 when he was convicted of domain service attacks last year. The fine is quite large, and would be consider the annual salary in Estonia. Galushkevich was working along with other accomplices to cause web sites to malfunction, by subjecting them to DDoS attacks.

These attacks are not the equivalent to the high profile cyber crimes previously reported, but when conducted DDoS can cripple a website, leaving internet users without internet access to it. The attacks were carried out on governmental websites, and against the website of the Prime Minister.


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