While Russian tanks and rockets roll into Georgia, Russian hackers have infiltrated the country's civic websites, disabling Georgia's presidential and defense ministry sites, along with other ".ge" domains. These cyber attacks, as well as bombing of Georgia's telecom infrastructure, indicate that information is under assault in Georgia.
Cyber attacks originating in Russia have previously been launched against Estonia and Lithuania. Georgia has responded to the latest assault by moving crucial websites to other hosts. Estonia has agreed to support the Georgian Foreign Ministry site, while Georgia has relocated the information flow regarding the conflict to the Google platform Blogspot. Estonia has also sent cyber defense experts to Georgia.
Do strategic attacks on news and government websites make you think twice about relying on the Internet for all your information?