Estonia: Cyber Superpower

Estonia: Cyber Superpower: "Estonia: Cyber Superpower. This Baltic country is getting a reputation for being security savvy. Just ask the hackers by Mike Collier

During a November visit to the United States, Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip comapared his country's success in combating a massive cyber attack earlier this year to Bruce Willis in the recent fourth Die Hard film.

In the movie, the macho character almost single-handedly takes out a criminal organization that attacks the United States by hacking into its online security systems.

Similarly, in April and May, Estonia's information technology (IT) infrastructure was subjected to a massive barrage of spam, viruses, and 'botnet attacks,' which rely on thousands of hijacked personal computers.

The cyber-attack came just after a series of riots sparked by the relocation of a Soviet Red Army war memorial in Tallinn. Investigations showed that the attack ori"
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