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Georgia hit by massive cyber-attack

The country of Georgia has suffered a massive cyberattack that took down over 2,000 websites, including the national TV station. The attack impacted more than 15,000 websites, including the presidential website, various court websites and the sites of NGOs and businesses. The attackers replaced the home pages of many targeted websites with an image of former President Mikheil Saakashvili, and the caption “I’ll be back”.

Experts said that many Georgian government websites had been “poorly protected and vulnerable to attack”. It is not yet clear who is responsible for the attack, but people in Georgia have suggested that the campaign was orchestrated by the Kremlin. Cybersecurity analysts point out that the enormous scale of the attack strongly suggests it was the work of a state actor.

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