Tuesday, November 1, 2016
That single hacker not only has an ability to take down the Internet [at least to an extent] but PERHAPS HAS ALREADY DONE SO?
From Sputnik. NO Russians in this case!
"Surprise! US Intel Chief Confirms: Russia Not Behind Massive Online Attack"
"Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has revealed that a non-state actor, and therefore not the Russian government, may have been behind the massive attack on Dyn [an Internet service company] last Friday [21 October], which shut down much [some and only for two hours] of the Internet in the United States."
"Dyn’s servers monitor and route Internet traffic, and were slammed with a large-scale distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, said to have been the biggest in history. For hours, Twitter, Netflix, Amazon, and other popular websites were offline."
"When asked if the attack was perpetrated by a non-state actor, Clapper replied, 'Yes, but I wouldn't want to be conclusively definitive about that yet,' adding, 'that's an early call.'"
THE LONE-WOLF HAS STRUCK? AN ANARCHIST WITH MALICIOUS INTENT AND RELISHING THE POWER TRIP TOOK DOWN A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THE INTERNET FOR A PERIOD, COMPANIES AS MENTIONED LOSING BUSINESS THAT AMOUNT OF INCOME LOST EVEN IN A SHORT DURATION OF TIME PROBABLY MIND BOGGLING!