Furthermore, an attack of this magnitude was clearly coordinated by an organization with significant resources. Russian bloggers have pointed fingers at the Kremlin youth group "Nashi." Although it is probably impossible to determine the exact source, the DDoS attacks have been the favored technique in blogging attacks linked to the Russian government in the past. In fact, both the attacks on the Estonian government (during the controversy about removing the monument to the Soviet army) and the Georgian government (during Russia's conflict with Georgia) were DDoS attacks.
We don't know exactly how many botnets are taking part in organizing the attack, but we are sure of at least one such botnet. It is built on the basis of the DDoS-bot Darkness/Optima, which is currently quite popular on the black market of Russian cybercrime. For sale are not only Trojans (bots), but also networks of infected machines based on them, as well as services for conducting DDoS attacks on a given Internet resource.
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