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A Cyber Tank On The Front Lawn?

The orchestrated denial of service attacks on Estonian Government and Parliamentary web sites may seem like a side issue in the debacle.
It is more important than that.
As the Internet (count the web, email, cellular, social media – including usenet – and Europe’s new television standard IPTV in this mix) forms the major technology by which Parliament and government maintains contact with constituent and citizen, limiting access is a major attack on the State itself.
Estonia is small enough for the impact to be muted but for a country like France, Germany, the UK and Poland the effects would be akin to a cyber tank on the front lawn.

posted on behalf of David Phillips

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