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

Gadi Evron ge at linuxbox.org
Mon Mar 12 19:27:45 CDT 2007


On Mon, 12 Mar 2007, Fergie wrote:
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> Via The Sunday Times Online (props, Bruce Schneier).
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> [snip]
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> 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:

Dude, most of these are probably more physically secure than anything
else anyway. :P

	Gadi.

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