Overview by the US-CCU of the Cyber Campaign Against Georgia in August of 2008

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Overview by the US-CCU of the Cyber Campaign Against Georgia in August of 2008

Description

Several of Georgia's websites were hit by DDOS (distributed denial of service attacks) in 2008. While no permanent damage was caused, many saw these attacks as a beginning of cyberwar. This report contains detailed information on the attack techniques, their chronology in relation to the miliatary events, the actual attack stripts, screen captures of the defaced websites, etc.

The report offers no judgments about the extent to which the cyber campaign against Georgia should be condemned, tolerated, or justified. It tries to answer the basic questions about the cyber campaigned carried out against Georgia between August 7th and August 16th. Contrary to many hyped media reports about Georgia, this report lays out the facts and does not make assumptions about the future of cyberwar.

The Overview by the US-CCU is in the Concerned Citizen Directory because it offers a detailed description of a major cyber incident.

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August 2009

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John Bumgarner, "Overview by the US-CCU of the Cyber Campaign Against Georgia in August of 2008," in Cyberwar Resources Guide, Item #138, http://www.projectcyw-d.org/resources/items/show/138 (accessed June 18, 2019).