Hello world!

This is my new blog with the closest approximation of my usual username that I could get.  I was already a bit frustrated with the 140 characters of twitter, and became more so when that went down to about 70 for 5 minutes a day due to the recent DDOS attacks.  Those attacks are also the subject of my first blog entry which is entitled…


According the security chief  of Facebook and others  the attacks that briefly crippled Facebook and are still affecting twitter [source: me], were directed at an individual blogger in the nation of Georgia, who at the time was recapping the build-up of Russian troops in Abkhazia prior to the Russian/Georgian conflict of 2008.  The blogger, Cyxymu (@Cyxymu on twitter), has claimed that the attacks came from the KGB.  The western cyber security experts think the damage to the social networking was collateral damage.

My Opinion, based on hasty, slapdash research:  The Soviet Russian KGB no longer exists, of course, but taking “KGB” as a catch-all term for “Russian bad guys, ” this appears to be quite plausible.  It would not be the first time that cyberwarfare was used in the conflicts in the North Caucasus.  Since I can’t cite, use Wikipedia and leads therefrom.  And some of those earlier attacks were linked by investigators to the descendants of the KGB.  Whether they are now public or private is probably indiscernible.

Dreaming of Logic (total, rank speculation):  It doesn’t make sense that the attacks would continue to this extent, after the original target was identified and rescued/republished  by his networks, and the facts leaked to the press, if they still had only the original objective of silencing this one guy.  The objective may have been expanded, after an unexpectedly awesome result, or it may have been dual purpose from the start.  Picture a cyberwar arms show.

Either way, We are all…


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