Fwd: cnn.com - Homeland Security seeks cyber counterattack system(Einstein 3.0)

Jean-François Mezei jfmezei at vaxination.ca
Tue Oct 7 21:41:46 UTC 2008

I think I may have found a spin for the political statements: With the
USA government so focused on blaming "axis of evil" countries for all
its woes, perhaps the statement was really meant to say that should
<evil country> setup some botnet attack against our systems, the USA
would retaliate by setting up a botnet attack against the <evil country>
own systems.

Basically, if Canada were to send 6 billion mosquitoes to the USA to
annoy the hell out of americans, the USA wouldn't bother attacking the
mosquitoes, but would attack something valuable to canadians (like DDOS
attack against the Tim Horton's web site).

In other words, once they have concucted evidence that <evil country> is
behind a botnet attack against www.house.gov, then the USA would
"attack" www.government.<evil country> instead of attacking the
individual computers that attack the USA.

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