posted on Jun, 15 2004 @ 02:49 PM
A domain name outage Tuesday morning left many popular Web sites such as Yahoo, Google, Microsoft.com and Apple.com temporarily inaccessible,
according to a Web research company.
An outage or perhaps a test?
"Though Keynote did not have solid confirmation of the source of the issue, one executive there speculated that Akamai may have suffered a
denial-of-service attack. DoS attacks flood a company's servers with millions of simultaneous requests for data. The attacks often overwhelm and shut
Can you imagine the number of computers needed to DoS the Akamai domain name server?
What do you think would be mostly affected by the WHOLE Internet going down? Electronic transfers? Communications?
Wpuld the repurcussions be fast or slow in spreading? Would it be worth taking the Internet down?
[edit on 15-6-2004 by NetStorm]