Cyber Apocalypse pending
Cyber Apocalypse pending
By Gerald: Internet Anthropologist Think Tank
Dec 24, 2008
Ok in the strongest possible language:
An Apocalyptic CYBER SHIT STORM is pending.
By Randall Mikkelsen
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is unprepared for a major hostile attack against vital computer networks, government and industry officials said on Thursday after participating in a two-day "cyberwar" simulation.
The game involved 230 representatives of government defense and security agencies, private companies and civil groups. It revealed flaws in leadership, planning, communications and other issues, participants said.
The war game simulated a dramatic surge in computer attacks at a time of economic vulnerability, and required participants to find ways to mitigate the attacks -- using real-life knowledge of tactics and procedures where they work.
Dire consequences of a successful attack could include failure of banking or national electrical systems, he said.
"This is equivalent in my mind to before September 11 ... we were awakened to the threat on the morning after September 11."
They again miss the point, there exixts a venue to take down the entire WWW.
A weapon of Mass Destruction, a WMD.
Not just take out the Banks or national electrical systems, but EVERYTHING.
PHONES, CABLE, TV, BANKING EVERYTHING CONNECTED TO THE www.
US Military for example.
Reducing the world economy to 1950's levels.
Its estimated China has 2 million bots, and there are NEW force mulitipliers for DOS
attacks, add to that cutting key WWW cables and there is the possibility to bring down the WWW, by taking out all the nodes.
And bringing it back up will just reactivate the bot DOS attack.
In the Instant exercise they brought a softball to a world wide soccer match
and indicate they found some problems.
This is not an option for most States, except Iran, 13 imam problem.
But would be welcome capability by terrorist groups.
I've pointed this out several times and it still is yet to be run in an exercise.
There still are no rules of engagement for a cyberattack.....NONE,
THEY HAVE TO ASK THE PRESIDENT.
USA is vulnerable to cyber attacks for years, and they have NO RULES FOR ENGAGEMENT.
INTERNET ANTHROPOLOGIST HAS RULES FOR ENGAGEMENT,
WE COUNTER ATTACK IN SELF DEFENSE, NOT OUR PROBLEM IF
SOMEONE'S PC IS A BOT ATTACKING US, IT GOES DOWN.
Of course we track and trace.
There are solutions, our invatation must have got lost in the mail.
Tactical Internet Systems analyst
ODNI In the News
12.23.2008 - ODNI Leaders Take Part in Cyber Security "War Games"
An ODNI senior leadership team headed by Cyber Coordination Executive Melissa Hathaway joined other government leaders and representatives of academia, the private sector and the media in a two-day exercise designed to chart responses to a series of simulated cyber attacks on critical infrastructure. The exercise, held Dec 17-18 in downtown Washington, D.C., drew attention from local and national media:
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