Internet Predicted to Melt Down by Mid-day

By Per Hansson
Aug 25, 2004
  1. According to a Russian news site, Kaspersky Labs states that terrorists will launch attacks which will paralyze the Internet this Thursday.

    I'm holding off my bets through, I think this will be a day just like every other on the internet. Source: Internet Storm Center

    You can keep track of the status of a few key routers on the Internet at Internet Traffic Report, the only sight of problem is at Sri Lankan but that was due to a very different cause.
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Well my download from is slower than I could retype the 20 some pages I'm trying to download (rtf format). Other than that things seem normal to me.
    But you said Thursday, and today is just Wednesday.
  3. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    "a russian news site" I must have missed the link where they pointed to the original story on that Russian site. Also, Kaspersky's site seems to have nothing on this either. So forgive me if I seem a bit skeptical.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

  5. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    hmm, yahoo couldn't find that page
  6. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Topic Starter Posts: 1,929   +186

    I think this is just bogs, it's not that easy to take down the internet... Maybe parts of the DNS service but to actually flood all parts of the internet so there no longer is no working communication would be very difficult.
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Update: I waited about 30 minutes and all was good.


    I just saw it was linked on fark so I figured I'd paste it here.
  8. aoj145

    aoj145 TS Rookie Posts: 82

    Here's more info:

    Just looks the news (as usual) misquoted someone and sensationalized a story (like that never happens).

    I bet tomorrow CNN anounces that there's a new virus or windows flaw. :p
  9. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    No, the terrorists are in fact in league with aliens. They plan to strike from space.
  11. Strakian

    Strakian TS Rookie Posts: 136

    Where'd you build that Death Star THIS time you mechanical force frreak!! :D
  12. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Posts: 492

    Hrm, its now midday CET. Still working fine here, though Apples site is a bit slow to respond

    The government networks here are still as snappy as ever (I'm on a 512K VPN link). Though I think that might be helped by how much of Ireland (and hence EU-American link) backbone the state owns through HEANet :)
  13. $oulo

    $oulo TS Rookie Posts: 74

    Uhm.. Yea sure ok:unch:
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