Estonia, Poland help Georgia fight cyber attacks

LONDON – In an intriguing cyber alliance, two Estonian computer experts were scheduled to arrive in Georgia to keep the country’s networks running amid an intense military confrontation with Russia.

And Poland has lent space on its president’s Web page for Georgia to post updates on its ongoing conflict with Russia, which launched a military campaign on Friday to eject Georgian troops from South Ossetia and Abkhazia, two renegade areas with strong ties to Russia.

The co-operation between the former Iron Curtain allies is aimed at blunting pro-Russian computer hackers, who have been blamed over the last few years for cyber attacks against Estonia, Lithuania and Georgia in incidents linked to political friction between those nations and Russia.

Two of the four experts that staff Estonia’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) were waiting Tuesday morning in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, seeking permission to drive into Georgia, said Katrin P

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