Georgia suffered a large-scale cyberattack, and over 2,000 websites, including national television stations, were attacked. Most of the websites’ homepages were tampered with, replacing the portraits of former President Mikheil Saakashvili and the caption “I’ll be back”. The source of the attack is still unclear. Saakashvili took power between 2004 and 2013, abandoned Georgia’s citizenship in 2015
Cybersecurity experts say the Georgian government’s website lacks protection and is vulnerable. “The scale of this attack is something we haven’t seen before,” said Prof Alan Woodward, cyber-security expert at Surrey University.
“With the scale and the nature of the targets, it’s difficult not to conclude that this was a state-sponsored attack.”