Skip to comments.Kyrgyzstan is under a massive denial of service attack.
Posted on 01/24/2009 12:29:23 PM PST by P.O.E.
Last week IWMP received a phone call from a colleague in Central Asia. Apparently, Kyrgyzstan is under a massive denial of service attack. Three of four ISPs have been taken down, and their upstream providers in Russia, and Kazakhstan are refusing to pass traffic because of the scale of the attacks. At this stage, the motivation appears to be political, and follows several political/mass media websites which have been blocked in the past two weeks by Kyrgyz authorities. The suspicion is that the current DOS attacks are commercial -- commissioned and similar to those we reported back in 2005. IWMP will investigate these attacks to see if we can establish any similarities between these attacks and those used against Estonia and Georgia ( as this would indicate the use of commercial botnets). Separately, the blocking of major websites in Kyrgyzstan suggests that IWMP should probably move this country up the relative scale of importance for monitoring cyberwar around the world.
Kyrgyzstan is kind of interesting in light of the stories of Google snuggling up to Obomber - that kind of domination in a new tech field could be a serious threat...A tip to old Kyrgyzstan...buy a vowel...
Central Asia, or what used to be called “Russian Turkestan”, is being inexorably drawn back into Russia’s sphere of influence after just a few short years of relative independence following the collapse of the USSR.
IMO, American influence could have worked wonders. I was deployed to Uzbekistan and proud locals told me that Russians, once a third of the population there, had become less than ten percent among Uzbeks.
Then our disloyal State Department engineered our expulsion from the Karshi-Khanabad base in 2005, and now the Kyrgyzstan government wants us out of our base near their capital Bishkek.
So then, the Central Asian nations are now getting Putinized, engulfed, and swallowed whole.
Ca va, mes vieux, ca va.