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Massive cyber attack in Estonia just after removal of Soviet statue

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 Estinian government offices and companies have been hit by a wave of cyber attacks that came shortly after the country removed a Soviet memorial The country was subjected to the most extensive cyber attacks since 2007 on Wednesday State Secretary for IT Infrastructure Luukas Kristjan Ilves tweeted on Thursday However he said the denial of service attacks were ineffective and went largely unnoticed The Russian hacker group Killnet reportedly claimed responsibility for the attacks Denial of service attacks usually mean a server is inaccessible or barely accessible due to an artificial surge in demand According to the government the websites were functioning throughout the day with minor exceptions E Estonia is up and running Ilvey wrote as the country has named itself seen as a pioneer of digitisation in Europe Its roughly 1 3 million citizens can complete almost all administrative procedures over the Internet Earlier on Tuesday Estonia had a Soviet tank monument dismantled near the Estonian Russian border town of Narva and moved to a museum A large Russian minority lives in the Baltic state www nannews ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
Massive cyber attack in Estonia just after removal of Soviet statue

1 Estinian government offices and companies have been hit by a wave of cyber attacks that came shortly after the country removed a Soviet memorial.

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2 The country was subjected to the most extensive cyber attacks since 2007 on Wednesday; State Secretary for IT Infrastructure Luukas Kristjan Ilves tweeted on Thursday.

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3 However, he said the denial-of-service attacks were ineffective and went largely unnoticed.

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4 The Russian hacker group Killnet reportedly claimed responsibility for the attacks.

5 Denial-of-service attacks usually mean a server is inaccessible or barely accessible, due to an artificial surge in demand
According to the government, the websites were functioning throughout the day with “minor exceptions.

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“E-Estonia is up and running,’’ Ilvey wrote, as the country has named itself, seen as a pioneer of digitisation in Europe.

7 Its roughly 1.3 million citizens can complete almost all administrative procedures over the Internet.

8 Earlier, on Tuesday, Estonia had a Soviet tank monument dismantled near the Estonian-Russian border town of Narva and moved to a museum.

9 A large Russian minority lives in the Baltic state.

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