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

Barry Greene (bgreene) bgreene at cisco.com
Mon Mar 12 20:53:04 CDT 2007


After the Baltimore Tunnel Fire, the NE US Power Outage, and 9/11's
Collateral Damage on the Verizon exchange, SPs, IXPs, and others have
been thinking through physical redundancy layers. This is interesting,
but the backhoe and maintenance injected trouble (MIT) is still the
Internet's biggest threat. 

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> [mailto:funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org] On Behalf Of Gadi Evron
> Sent: Monday, March 12, 2007 5:28 PM
> To: Fergie
> Cc: funsec at linuxbox.org
> Subject: Re: [funsec] Al-Qaeda Plot to Bring Down UK Internet?
> 
> On Mon, 12 Mar 2007, Fergie wrote:
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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:
> 
> Dude, most of these are probably more physically secure than 
> anything else anyway. :P
> 
> 	Gadi.
> 
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> March 2007.
> 
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