posted on Jun, 23 2011 @ 10:19 AM
reply to post by Cryptonomicon
Really? I think my analogy is not all that false. The internet has been once described as a virtual super highway system. So, blocking one small
area of usage is like cutting off a single roadway in a system of roadways. The only people affected are the people that travel that specific
roadway, rather than shutdown the criminals that would find alternative paths.
Your counter analogy is not false, I wont debate that. But if you look at how I phrased it, mine is also not false.
As for the internet being under attack. Yes, I agree that there are many areas of the net that are under attack from the cyber cops. They are using
blunt force attacks because they are not smart enough to use stealth or compete with the criminals in their own arena. It is largely because this is
a fairly local federal investigation that is targetting a worldwide scale of attacks. The "criminals" in this case are from all over the globe,
taking advantage of countries like Iceland and Netherlands that have net netrual rules in place and they are using combined efforts to publish their
attacks. The FBI and the CIA are "outgunned, outnumbered, outwitted" and the only means they have to counter this is to pull the plugs.
While this attack does seem more like using a tank to patrol a playground, it will still not be effective. There are just to many other avenues. I
dont think the net is going to come crashing down around us, but I do see limits in our near future.