Cyber Attacks and Asymmetric Warfare

An interesting article in the BBC about hackers and the impact on the Internet:

During the two week “cyber war” against Estonia, hackers shut down the websites of banks, governments and political parties using “denial-of-service” (DoS) attacks, which knock websites offline by swamping servers with page requests.

In the meantime, Mr Preatoni warned the audience it is “only going to get easier” to carry out a DoS attack, because he claimed the latest net address system, known as Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), is actually more amenable to DoS.

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