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Cyber attacks ten years on: from disruption to disinformation

The Conversation

The solider of Tallinin, a bronze statue that triggered the first recognised cyber attack. 65817306@N00/flickr , CC BY-NCToday is the tenth anniversary of the world’s first major coordinated “cyber attack” on a nation’s internet infrastructure. This little-known event set the scene for the onrush of cyber espionage, fake news and information wars we know today.

In 2007, operators took advantage of political unrest to unleash a series of cyber measures on Estonia, as a possible form of retribution for symbolically rejecting a Soviet version of history. It was a new, coordinated approach that had never been seen before.

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