Nato warns of strike against cyber attackers

Michiel Klaver michiel at
Wed Jun 9 14:43:49 UTC 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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Michiel Klaver
IT Professional

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