Threat Management

Estonia in talks to back up data in U.K.

Fearing a Russian cyberattack, Estonia is reportedly negotiating with the U.K and Luxembourg governments to store citizen data outside its boarders.

Estonia plans to create digital copies of its country's data including birth details, banking records, electoral roll, and property deeds in case the data is stolen or destroyed by Russian hackers, the Financial Times reported according to ZDNet.

Taavi Kotka, Estonia's cyber chief, told the Financial Times that if something "really bad happened, we want to be able to say that our country still remains... we will still be able to be a country even if we don't have our territory."

In 2007, a DDoS attack took several government websites offline and effectively cut off government and citizens alike for nearly three weeks, according to the BBC. The attacks were believed to be the work of Russia but Moscow never accepted responsibility.

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