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Internet melt down Thursday?

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e-Jihad Begins Thursday, Internet Predicted to Melt Down by Mid-day

You should probably starting backing up that gig of gmail to local storage. According to a Russian news site, Kaspersky Labs states that terrorists will launch attacks which will paralyze the Internet this Thursday. This tragically coincides with two weeks of script kiddie attacks (which were scheduled to begin this past Sunday) aimed at disrupting the Republican national convention. In addition, many college students are back on campus this week, which provides the e-terrorists and i-subversives with a veritable candyland of insecure boxes on big pipes. Faced with this triple threat, our beloved Internet will surely fall.

The ISC would like to go out on a limb and predict that the Internet will not vaporize into a cloud of nothingness this Thursday, but if it does, it's been our pleasure to help stave off its inevitable annihilation this long.
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Pull off Info Hwy & Head for BillzHillz?

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FYI: The TCP/IP protocol and communication concept had its roots in robust ?Connectionless? Survivable ?Dooms Day? nodal networks of the Cold War.

Therefore, the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) is hardly ?going out on a limb? by ?predict[ing] that the Internet will not vaporize into a cloud of nothingness this Thursday?

I?ll go out on that same limb and say, ?Neva hatchi, Watashi!? Assuming the bumbling e-Jihadist and/or their kiddie e-terrorist/i-subversive surrogates even boot up and hit the SEND KEY, the worst thing that might be observed could be reports of scattered, localized disruptions occurring on individual PCs and/or PC-Server groups. ?Malicious scrooging? is a 24/7 thing on the Net, and could happen to a machine near you.

IMHO?The cyber-sky ain?t gonna fall Thursday.

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Kaspersky has corrected this overblown non-story

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A handful of sites are stating that Eugene Kaspersky, founder of Kaspersky Labs, believes that tomorrow will bring a massive terrorist attack on the Internet. This is being quoted in a range of ways, ranging from factual reporting to citing the story as an example of cyber hysteria.

However, Kaspersky is not predicting the end of the Internet tomorrow - or even in the near future. The story stems from brief comments made yesterday at a press conference which was dedicated to cybercrime and the problems of spam.

At this press conference, Kaspersky commented that the possibility of terrorists using the Internet as a tool to attack certain countries as a reality. As an example, he cited the fact that a number of Arabic and Hebrew language websites contained an announcement of an 'electronic jihad' against Israel, to start on 26th August 2004.

More: http://it.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=119300&cid=10069099

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'Nuff Said, "Neva hatchi, Watashi!"

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I guess Eugene Kaspersky had second thoughts after being faced with the contents of my Anti-Cyber-Sky-is-Falling, "Neva hatchi, Watashi!" posting in the Viruses and Security Alerts forum.

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Thursday night at 9:20 on the east coast of the USA ... the internet has not yet melted down. It has been up and running all day long.

Did you really believe that story?

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(NT) (NT) They better hurry...only 2 hrs 45mins left

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No
looking for more information in different avenues

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(NT) (NT) past midday here in oz and i am still here!!!!!!!!!!

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