Chapter 2. The Rise of the Non-State Hacker

Список первоочередных целей для атак опубликован на сайте: По многим ресурсам в данный момент ведутся DDoS- атаки. Все кто может помочь - отписываем. Свои предложения по данному списку просьба оставлять в этом топике.

List of first goals for attacks is published on this site: [link]. DDoS attacks are being carried for most of the sites/resources at the moment. All who can help—we enlist. Please leave your suggestions for that list in that topic.”

Administrator, forum post, August 09, 2008, 2:47 p.m.

The Project Forum

On August 8, 2008, the Russian Federation launched a military assault against Georgia. One day later, the Project forum was up and running at with 30 members, eventually topping out at over 200 members by September 15, 2008.

Not only did it launch with a core group of experienced hackers, the forum also featured a list with 37 high-value targets, each one vetted by whether it could be accessed from Russian or Lithuanian IP addresses. This was done because the Georgian government began blocking Russian IPs the month prior when the President of Georgia’s website was knocked offline by a DDoS attack on July 21, 2008.

In addition to the target list, it provided members with downloadable DDoS kits, as well as advice on how to launch more sophisticated attacks, such as SQL injection. was not the only forum engaged in ...

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