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Federal Web sites knocked out by cyber attack

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posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 06:59 PM

Originally posted by Jemison
Wow, that's surprising and kind of scary. I wonder why this hasn't been discussed in the MSM? Oh, that's right - MJ died and nothing else could possibly be considered newsworthy!


You nailed it.

posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 07:45 PM
reply to post by eniac

Fail, my friend. That was an ordinary DoS attack, and will only work on a web site with excruciatingly low bandwidth. A single computer can only DoS a website capable of less bandwidth than itself. DDoS and DoS are two entirely different things. DDoS involves controlling a large number of computers and, against a government website, exploiting far more serious flaws than the "ping" command.

Iran, which is a sophisticated country, attempted to use DDoS attacks against Anonymous and Twitter during the protests to shut down the flow of information to no avail. Repeatedly. Constantly. And unsuccessfully. What makes you think North Korea could pull it off on the first shot? Don't you think it makes a bit more sense that the country that's *been* trying to use DDoS attacks has finally figured out how to do it?

posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 08:15 PM
reply to post by MysterE

It's evident of the fact that North Korea is utilizing it's capabilities to show the U.S. what it can do. But come to realize that it is not highly publicized what the U.S. is doing to the Chinese and North Korean's subliminally.

For the U.S. and South Korea to get hit stirs suspicion. It would almost have to be a person or nation that is against the U.S. and S. Korea.

The question that remains is how safe are our servers and the information that is held within these "Secure" servers?

posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 08:32 PM

Originally posted by StaffordC

The question that remains is how safe are our servers and the information that is held within these "Secure" servers?

I wonder if there's any actual way to figure that out. There's really no way to tell if someone (or possibly TPTB) is watching what information your putting out there...

posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 10:56 PM
Fortunately DDoS attacks aren't designed to destroy or steal data. They just "flood" the server, preventing it from being accessed by other people. Usually the worst case scenario is the server gets kicked offline completely.

DDoS causes disruption, not destruction. That's another point against Iran instead of North Korea. What does N. Korea have to gain by disrupting the Internet? Very little. What does Iran have to gain? Why, the silencing of their massive protest groups for starters.

posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 01:32 AM
if south korea was hit as well, it means the north might be preparing something.
North Korea is only one of a few countries that can have a direct conflict with the USA.

and there are only a few such as russia and china which are capeable of that.

Do not underestimate the DPRK.

We are shown very low technology on the news of theirs, but many of those weapons were from 10 years ago or older.

Their naval fleet is quite modern.

Did their missile test suprise you with how modern it looked?

They have a very powerful defense capacity, and could crush south korea under their boot in a matter of days.

You've never realised why we havent gone to war with them yet?

because we would get our ass kicked thats why.

we are shown this

when it looks more like this

[edit on 9-7-2009 by LaVey666]

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