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originally posted by: angelchemuel
OK, I've read most of the posts....absolutely fascinating and learnt a lot...thank you guys.
However I do have a question.....is it possible that the US has hacked into say the Chinese system to set off all these attacks making it look like the Chinese are to blame if things go 'tits up' as we say here in the UK. This would give the US the excuse they need to fire 'real' missiles....just asking.
originally posted by: ttropia
I work in IT as well. When I have good DNS and no pages loading at my schools, I usually know my squid box (content filter proxy) is down. Makes me think man in the middle...
a reply to: Agit8dChop
originally posted by: jude11
originally posted by: TDawgRex
a reply to: Hefficide
The following phrase comes to my mind.
"Is a DDOS attack actual justification for launching cruise missiles of some such?
The answer is a definite maybe.
If China takes the US Grid Down you can be certain that they will launch at China.
originally posted by: ladyinwaiting
Great thread, answers many questions I had.
I'm way over my head here (but when has that ever stopped me before?) BUT, when you say "China" or "Russia", are you referring to the actual governments of those countries? I mean, if it turns out the actual origins of these so-called attacks are from one of those countries, wouldn't it more likely be some renegade, vigilante group that has formed within them, and not the government per se?
After all, if China shuts down our ability to engage in commerce, it shuts down it's cash cow. Why would they do that to themselves? Russia is undoubtedly more pissed at us right now.
Get rich quick scheme: If someone is able to develop a program to ascertain the origins of said attacks..... that someone might become very wealthy, yes? Get to work guys!
originally posted by: majesticgent
I am looking at the website live now and I see that St. Louis is on the receiving end of a lot of attacks right now from all over the globe! You would think it was the capital of the US in the war analogy you gave.
So you sloppy numb nut computer engineers make a mega flawed system that has more holes than a block of swiss cheese hit by a mini gun and then blame the general user of said system for not being a computer engineer LMAO!! Do you work at Microsoft? lol.
originally posted by: xuenchen
It may seem to be between "Nations" like the U.S. and China.
But I think it is an effort by a very powerful international organization.
If 2 or more "Nations" get caught up in this cyber war, who benefits?
What are the goals and objectives?
Does anyone have a reason for the US to be attacking itself so aggressively?