Kyrgyzstan is under a massive denial of service attack.Link to report.
Last week IWMP received a phone call from a colleague in Central Asia. Apparently, Kyrgyzstan is under a massive denial of service attack. Three of four ISPs have been taken down, and their upstream providers in Russia, and Kazakhstan are refusing to pass traffic because of the scale of the attacks. At this stage, the motivation appears to be political, and follows several political/mass media websites which have been blocked in the past two weeks by Kyrgyz authorities. The suspicion is that the current DOS attacks are commercial -- commissioned and similar to those we reported back in 2005.
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