Küberründajate naeruväärsed karistused

January 29, 2008

Ma olen kooli meililistides, kuhu tuleb ka turvateemalisi uudiseid. Eesti küberründaja karistus on kah sinna jõudnud. Siin on peegeldus sellest, kuidas teemat välismaal kajastatakse ja tõlgendatakse.

Man Arrested in Connection with Estonian Cyber Attacks (January 24, 2008)
Dmitri Galushkevich, an Estonian, has been fined 17,500 krooni (EUR 1118 or USD 1650) for his role in last spring’s distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that targeted web sites of the country’s banks, schools and government agencies. The attacks were launched in response to Estonia’s relocation of a WWII Soviet-era memorial in Tallinn, the country’s capital, which also prompted rioting by ethnic Russians in Estonia. Police are still trying to track down others involved in the attacks, but most are believed to be outside Estonia.
[Editor’s Note (Schultz): The Estonian DDoS attacks caused massive disruption and financial loss. The guilty person’s fine is in contrast so small that it is laughable. Courts are going to have to hand out fines (and sentences) that are more proportional to the size of each crime if such rulings are going to be more of a deterrent to computer criminals.
(Liston): The Estonian Minister of Wrist Slapping also warned that when they catch the other attackers he will likely be sending them all a sternly worded letter…]