So, back in 2007, Estonia was under a brutal denial of service attack and Estonia thought it was Russia's goverment authorizing the attack. So, it turns out in was just some mad dude, who lives in Estonia.
And what was the punishment, you ask?
And so it comes as quite a shock to THREAT LEVEL to learn that the attacker convicted today isn't a member of the Russian military, nor is he an embittered cyber warrior in Putin's secret service. He doesn't even live in Russia. He's an ethnic Russian who lives in Estonia, who was pissed off over that whole statue thing.
The court fined him 17,500 kroons, or $1,620 dollars, and sent him on his way.
I guess the costs of a Cyberwar that almost started World War III are dropping these days.