November the 11th, Cybernetic Jihad Avoided

By: Jesse Miller

Last month an online magazine, DEBKAfile, that describes itself as a provider of news from "politics, espionage, terrorism and security" published an information according to witch on the 11th of November a cybernetic jihad is planned.

According to the magazine, 15 sites were possible targets. If the attackers succeed destroying the targeted sites, they would continue trying to destroy as many targets they can.

So, the date of November the 11th was marked and impatiently waited, although only a few considered that this type of attack will actually occur. SANS internet storm center, in a speech held by its director, Marcus Sachs, makes fun in some ways of this rumor and of those who accorded too much attention to it, making it plausible.

Marcus told people that they should see the difference between a logical analyze of technology and information and a mass hysteria caused by notions like "cybernetic bullets" and "e-booms". Nevertheless, he thought it would be wise to create an international brainstorming unit, so all countries can foresee, anticipate and annihilate possible future attacks of any sort over the Internet.

Quick Note: Taking the Nonsense out of looking for the right spyware remover

If you really want to take the work out of looking for that right Spyware Protection from a Spybot go to the Internet and get a Free Spybot Download or a Spybot Search and Destroy
to prevent your vital information from being ripped from your computer.

Well, in the end, it turns out that November the 11th didn't mark the start of an Internet jihad, as we were announced. Ulterior rumors sustained the attackers changed their minds and will start the internet attack on an unknown future date. But at the moment, we can only re-live the late 2006 situation when US CERT was warning American banks that al-Quaeda would launch a cybernetic attack. The 'then' operation, called "the battle for Gunatanamo" proved to be a false alarm, just like the one announced this year.

Top Searches on
Technology
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 

» More on Technology
 



Share this article :
Click to see more related articles