Just as in “The Great Escape” there are always methods to bypass even the most sophisticated virtual fences.
There was rightful indignation as the cyber war has extended to where the Russian news agency ‘RIA Novosti ‘was offline by DDos attack for 10 hours over Sunday night and Monday morning.
Georgia – Web Status
Due to this (at this time) the Georgian Foreign Ministry mfa.gov.ge is back online consistently and president.gov.ge is also now online and showing recent announcements. To demonstrate international solidarity, the web site of the President of Poland was also carrying Georgian state communications as a courtesy.
One interesting aspect has been president.gov.ge using a US based name server, which was also offline due to DDos from Thursday and until Monday pm. This could be considered a transgression by the FSB cyber warriors / Russian forces on US soil?
Note: we still show CyberDefcon = level 5
Georgia – Cyberwar Attribution
This web site, as seen before is an open site to attract future FSB cyber warriors. How this is hosted and the domain registration provides more clues:
Stopgeorgia.ru – Hosted by AS36351 Softlayer of Plano Texas, well known as associated with Atrivo / Intercage malware hosting connectivity.
Stopgeorgia.info - Hosted by AS28753 NETDIRECT Frankfurt, DE / AS12578 APOLLO LATTELEKOM APOLLO Latvia.
Sponsoring Registrar: EstDomains, Inc.
Registrant: Domain Manager, Protect Details, Inc, Street1: 29 Kompozitorov St., Saint Petersburg, RU, Phone:+7.8129342271
Hopefully most Internet security observers will recognize the ‘usual suspects’ above?
Special thanks to Richard Stiennon and Cyrus Farivar