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Originally posted by Xabora
I think I found something of interest.
Wiki - Iranian_Oil_Bourse
The Proposed Iranian Oil Bourse - 2006
Iran oil bourse scheduled - 2008
EB reader BB writes:
Iran was scheduled to inaugurate its Oil Bourse this coming week.
That probably isn't going to happen because all internet access in Iran was cut over the weekend (the undersea cables were chopped). This was mentioned on Wikipedia for a day... but now the article links and coverage have disappeared.
Iran is in total internet blackout at the moment. Any further information is appreciated.
[edit on 3-2-2008 by Xabora]
[edit on 3-2-2008 by Xabora]
Originally posted by loam
reply to post by kokuryu
Why isn't Iran listed in the chart?
[edit on 5-2-2008 by loam]
We have gotten a few queries about why we did not highlight Iran in our review of the network outages that resulted from the cable breaks. (See here,here and here.) Like most countries in the region, the outages in Iran were very significant, but for the most part they did not exceed 20% of their total number of networks. Now 20% is a significant loss, but in the context of an event where countries lost almost all of their connectivity, such a loss did not place Iran into the top 10 of impacted countries. So we focused most of our attention where the losses where the highest.
Originally posted by Now_Then
Originally posted by stumason
In a nutshell, I do not believe they can successfully tap a fibre optic cable, not without attracting huge amounts of attention and being found out, seeing as the operators will know exactly where the break occured and also the fact that they cannot get any meaningful info out of the traffic stream anyway.
Well hang on a second.
Weather or not it is technically possible (not my area at all - can't comment) the whole issue HAS attracted huge amounts of attention.
Originally posted by MrPenny
Here's a scenario that's running around in my head....
Critical U.S. networks are being attacked by off-shore sources. The quickest way to stop an attack is to disconnect from the network. That's what I do at the server or workstation level. If the attack is big enough, ephemeral in nature, ( given the thousands of potential "bots" engaged in such activity ) and the PTB doesn't want to panic the local population....maybe you disconnect the network in such a way that it localizes the attack source. Then, a couple more disconnects in order to hopefully pinpoint the source...I suppose you could monitor routing tables and guess where the aggressive traffic is being re-routed?
My point being....maybe it's a defensive move? Most of the posts here seem to be focused on a "first strike" offensive type move....could be the opposite....at least that possibility should be explored.