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Countries are increasingly joining forces to name-and-shame nations that launch disruptive cyber attacks, but the move should have happened sooner, according to the former Foreign Secretary of Estonia.
Marina Kaljurand served in the role from July 2015 to October 2016 and has been involved in Estonia’s foreign affairs since the early 1990s.
The country has a population of 1.3 million, but it’s become a benchmark of digital and online services, with 99 percent of government services available digitally.
However, this reliance on the internet made Estonia vulnerable: in 2007 the country became the first in the world to become a victim of politically motivated cyber attacks when a series of distributed denial-of-services (DDoS) attacks targeted infrastructure.
At the time of
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