Bin Laden Associate Warns of Cyberattack

Kurt Erik Lindqvist kurtis at
Wed Nov 20 18:30:13 UTC 2002

> 9/11 showed us that, despite the relatively concentrated POPs in NYC, 
> the
> Internet was still the only communications medium that survived the
> attack --and it was largely unaffected, even for users located in NYC
> itself!

Does of us who where providing emergency transit to providers that 
where completely isolated knows that that was more because of luck than 
actual planning.

> CAIDA tells us that over 25% of the Internet must be removed before
> connectivity degrades.  I'm quite a cynic, but I doubt the CIA could 
> pull
> off that kind of damage, much less al Qaeda.
I am not sure what you mean with 25% of the Internet? What connectivity 
would degrade? From where to where?

- kurtis -

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