[funsec] Al-Qaeda Plot to Bring Down UK Internet?

Fergie fergdawg at netzero.net
Mon Mar 12 12:41:10 CDT 2007


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Via The Sunday Times Online (props, Bruce Schneier).

[snip]

Scotland Yard has uncovered evidence that Al-Qaeda has been plotting to
bring down the internet in Britain, causing chaos to business and the
London Stock Exchange.

In a series of raids, detectives have recovered computer files revealing
that terrorist suspects had targeted a high-security internet “hub” in
London.

The facility, in Docklands, houses the channel through which almost every
bit of information on the internet passes in or out of Britain.

The suspects, who were arrested, had targeted the headquarters of Telehouse
Europe, which houses Europe’s biggest “web hotel”, containing dozens
of “servers”, the boxes which contain the information that makes up the
web.

[snip]

More:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article1496831.ece

- From the description, it sound like an exchange point was
being targeted:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_exchange_point

- - ferg

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