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The border guards had reported no incursions, and Estonian airspace had not been violated. The aide explained what was going on: They were under attack by a rogue computer network. It is known as a botnet, and it had slipped into the country through its least protected border the Internet.
At 10 pm on Tuesday, May 8, Lindqvist, Fältström, and Woodcock arrived at the downtown Tallinn office building that housed CERT headquarters. It was a geek dream team, with the attitude to match. Woodcock, who had spent years traveling through Europe, Africa, and Asia helping to set up Internet infrastructures, sauntered into the operations center wearing bison-skin boots handcrafted for him in Montana. Fältström, a pony-tailed former programmer for the Swedish Navy, now advised his government on Internet security. Lindqvist grabbed an Oreo off the counter, flipped open his PowerBook G4, and plugged in. Aarelaid would lead the charge his team had to identify the addresses of the attackers and build the filters that would get distributed worldwide but these guys were the ones with real battle experience.
WIRED MAGAZINE: ISSUE 15.09 – Hackers Take Down the Most Wired Country in Europe