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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Georgian blogger's LJ site - October 2008


DATE:
2008-10

AFFECTED COUNTRIES:
USA, Georgia, Abkhazia

AFFECTED SITES:
cyxymu.livejournal.com, abhaziya.net

EFFECT OF ATTACKS:
Connection problems, then removed by site administration

SOURCE COUNTRY:
n/a

ALLEGED ATTACKERS:
n/a

TYPE OF ATTACK:
DDoS

ATTACK SPECIFICS:
n/a

EVENT DESCRIPTION:
An attack on LiveJournal took the journal/blogging site down three times. LJ removed the target of the attack, the blog belonging to Georgian blogger Cyxymu. Cyxymu's content focuses on the conflict between Georgia and Abkhazia. After removal from LJ, Cyxymu moved to Abhaziya.net, hosted by WordPress, but that too had to be taken down.

URLS:
1. http://lenta.ru/news/2008/10/27/lj/


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