Nato warns of strike against cyber attackers
michiel at klaver.it
Wed Jun 9 09:43:49 CDT 2010
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> Generally speaking, nobody wants to be the cop that makes that call.
> Theoretically an ISP *might* be able to do that, but most are unwilling,
> and those of us that do actually play BOFH run the risk of losing
> customers to a sewerISP that doesn't.
Our experiences from the Dutch ISP market indicate otherwise, customers are
more than happy to be informed they might have been infected by a
virus/worm. Most customers are too afraid of loosing valuable documents due
to a file-eating virus for example, or afraid of loosing connection to the
internet entirely and appreciate it to get an opportunity to do some
clean-up when placed in quarantaine vlan. They even will recommend you, and
your reputation as ISP-with-clue will increase.
To stay on-topic, this is one of the first steps to prevent hosts in your
network attacking NATO and decrease the risk of being disconnected by them.
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