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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

2 Mauritanian news sites DDoSed - November 2008


DATE:
2008-11

AFFECTED COUNTRIES:
Mauritania

AFFECTED SITES:
saharamedia.net, anbaa.info

EFFECT OF ATTACKS:
Sahara Media was down for 1-2 days while al-Anba' al-Ikhbari was hacked and had its office vandalized/burglarized (2).

SOURCE COUNTRY:
Mauritania

ALLEGED ATTACKERS:
Mauritanian government

TYPE OF ATTACK:
DDoS

ATTACK SPECIFICS:
Botnets

EVENT DESCRIPTION:
After the Mauritanian military took over the country, setting up a military dictatorship, they used botnets (1) to silence critical/opposition websites (1)(2).

URLS:
1. http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htiw/articles/20081118.aspx
2. http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/scrt/A283DBC0BF6BD5F6CC25750A007D0DBA
3. http://www.menassat.com/?q=en/news-articles/5134-cyber-warfare-comes-mauritania


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