Tuesday, November 1, 2016
With regard to the previous blog entry, consider this.
A SINGLE HACKER SOMEWHERE IN THE WORLD ABLE TO BRING DOWN THE ENTIRE INTERNET OR A PORTION THEREOF?
Again a cyber-attack of a massive and overwhelming nature the result of which is CHAOS on an unimaginable scale. As if a NUCLEAR ATTACK has occurred.
"Could a single hacker crash a country's network?"
"Harassing a handful of Web sites is one thing, but does one hacker have the technological wherewithal to bring down an entire country's network? In a word: yes"
In context consider the 2007 attack on the Internet infrastructure of the nation of Estonia. Deliberate, all-pervasive and persistent and successful! A DDoS attack mind-boggling and crippling!
"The Estonian virtual invasion consisted of distributed denial-of-service attacks (DDoS). With DDoS attacks, hackers use other people's computers, sometimes halfway across the globe, to wreak virtual havoc. To launch DDoS attacks, hackers first access other people's computers through zombie applications, malicious software that overrides security measures or creates an entry point. Once hackers gain control over so-called zombie computers, they can network them together to form cyber-armies, or botnets. The Estonian attack relied on vast botnets to send the coordinated crash-inducing data to the Web servers."
AN ATTACK ATTRIBUTED AT THE TIME TO THE RUSSIAN. SUCH IS THE THREAT AND REALITY OF CYBER-WARFARE!
A single hacker perhaps also in an unintended and unanticipated manner can do the same as the "state actor"? Perhaps but I am no expert.