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Georgia Takes a Beating in the Cyberwar With Russia

Besides the bloody shooting war going on between Georgia and Russia, there's another, quieter battle going on in cyberspace.

The Georgian government is accusing Russia of disabling Georgian Web sites, including the site for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Because of the disruption, the Georgian government began posting the Foreign Ministry's press dispatches on a public blog-hosting site owned by Google ( and on the Web site of Poland’s president, Lech Kaczynski.

Separately, there were reports that Estonia, which was embroiled in an electronic battle with Russia in May of last year, was sending technical assistance to the Georgian government.

The attacks were continuing on Monday against Georgian news sites, according to Jose Nazario, a security researcher at Arbor Networks, based in Lexington, Mass.

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Added: Aug-12-2008 
By: danmanjones
Tags: Cyber War, Russia, Georgia, News, Media
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