Hacking group threatens March 31 shutdown By Steve Elwart
In the era of modern cyberwarfare, even some seemingly fantastic claims are being taken seriously. There is a new threat on the horizon that sounds unreal but is given serious attention by cyber specialists.
“Operation Global Blackout” is a movement by a group of cyber hackers to shut down the Internet by launching an attack on Root Name Servers, the machines that control the Internet.
The hackers, claiming to be the infamous hacktivist network Anonymous, said that they are going to shut down the Internet to protest “SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act), Wallstreet (sic), our irresponsible leaders and the beloved bankers who are starving the world for their own selfish needs.”
The group claims its intent is not to destroy the Internet but to disable it to draw attention to their demands.
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