Under Attack, Over the Net

For a country emerging from a very recent invasion, Estonia has pretty much returned to normal. Sure, there were no roads and bridges to rebuild, no homes or offices destroyed. But the cyberattacks that, beginning on April 27, knocked out the websites of government departments, political parties, media groups and banks were a punishing blow to one of the world's most wired countries — and a stark warning to other nations of just how vulnerable the Internet is in the face of a sustained assault.

The attacks began the day Estonian authorities removed a...

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