Teenager Detained For Attacks On Estonian Computers
The Soviet war monument before it was moved from downtown Tallinn (file photo) (ITAR-TASS)
May 5, 2007 -- Police have detained a 19-year-old Tallinn resident who is suspected of involvement in a wave of attacks against Estonian computer servers.
A spokesperson for the Estonian prosecutor's office said the young man -- an ethnic Russian -- was posting calls to organize mass attacks against Estonian servers on Internet forums.
Many government sites in Estonia have been forced to shut down during the past week because of the attacks which followed the removal of a Soviet war memorial from the center of Tallinn.