In the first war of its kind, Russia has been attacking the small country of Estonia for several weeks now. The incident started after a bronze statue of a soviet soldier was removed from its memorial by Estonians. Russia got pissed and has launched hack attacks, DDoS attacks and plenty of other tricks against the country, taking down websites of political members, newspapers, banks, companies, as well as government websites.
The situation is so dire, that NATO has been called in to help assess the situation and bring some calm. There seems to be no end to the attacks, so special cyber-terrorism experts are being deployed to rectify matters. Sounds to me like some dude was watching Hackers and wanted to ah, hack the Gibson, but instead got caught up in a cyberwar.