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

vicky rode // vicky.rode at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 11:29:26 CDT 2007


Barry Greene (bgreene) wrote:
> 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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...or announce routes w/ very short AS paths :-)


regards,
/virendra

> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org 
>> [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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>> still hearing gadi"
>> - HD Moore to Gadi Evron on IM, on Gadi's interview on npr, 
>> March 2007.
>>
>>
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