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==Case Summary==
 
==Case Summary==
Actors in Russia conduct DDoS attacks against Estonia targets following the the Estonians' relocation of the Soviet WWII memorial.
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Actors conducted distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against Estonian IT infrastructure beginning on 27 April 2007 following the the Estonians' relocation of the Soviet WWII memorial.  The attacks were particularly effective due to Estonia’s high level of dependence on their modern IT infrastructure. Ethnic Russians make up approximately 25% of the Estonian population, and it was unable to be definitively shown if the cyberattacks came internally from ethnic-Russian Estonians, or from Russia itself.
  
 
==Recommended Literature==
 
==Recommended Literature==
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* Ian Traynor, [http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2007/may/17/topstories3.russiaA Russia Accused of Unleashing Cyberwar to Disable Estonia], Guardian, May 16, 2007.
 
* Ian Traynor, [http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2007/may/17/topstories3.russiaA Russia Accused of Unleashing Cyberwar to Disable Estonia], Guardian, May 16, 2007.
 
* William C. Ashmore, [http://www.bdcol.ee/files/files/documents/Research/BSDR2009/1_%20Ashmore%20-%20Impact%20of%20Alleged%20Russian%20Cyber%20Attacks%20.pdf Impact of Alleged Russian Cyber Attacks], Baltic Security & Defence Review, 2009
 
* William C. Ashmore, [http://www.bdcol.ee/files/files/documents/Research/BSDR2009/1_%20Ashmore%20-%20Impact%20of%20Alleged%20Russian%20Cyber%20Attacks%20.pdf Impact of Alleged Russian Cyber Attacks], Baltic Security & Defence Review, 2009
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* Joshua Davis, [http://www.wired.com/politics/security/magazine/15-09/ff_estonia?currentPage=all Hackers Take Down the Most Wired Country in Europe], Wired Magazine, Aug 21, 2007
  
 
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Case Summary

Actors conducted distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against Estonian IT infrastructure beginning on 27 April 2007 following the the Estonians' relocation of the Soviet WWII memorial. The attacks were particularly effective due to Estonia’s high level of dependence on their modern IT infrastructure. Ethnic Russians make up approximately 25% of the Estonian population, and it was unable to be definitively shown if the cyberattacks came internally from ethnic-Russian Estonians, or from Russia itself.

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