Berto Jongman: From the Edge of the Abyss – FBI, DNS Routers, Mossad & You – Back-Up Everything, Wait and See?

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I do not know what this means but it is interesting.

February 11, 2012

Planned US Internet Blackout On March 8 Raises Concerns

By: Sorcha Faal

A disturbing Ministry of Trade report circulating in the Kremlin today is raising serious concerns over the United States plan to shut down significant parts of the Internet on 8 March in a move many Russian experts warn could be a prelude to massive attacks against the growing number of dissidents in that country.

According to this report, The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will unplug on 8 March the Domain Name System (DNS) servers it set up to replace rogue DNS servers that sent victims to malicious sites.  A report on Infoworld said the removal of this temporary fix may affect “a substantial number” of users, as half of Fortune 500 companies and US government agencies are infected with the malware, not to mention tens-of-millions of privately owned American computers.

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Phi Beta Iota:  When government gets into areas it really does not fully understand, “first do no harm” and the precautionary principle should be foremost in the managing agency head’s mind.  There is also the matter of the Israeli Mossad and their long history of penetrating governments with malware, ostensibly in pursuit of their own “higher good” never mind the cost to others.  Bottom line:  A few extraordinary successes aside, no one seems to have a grip on the cyber terrain over which their diplomatic, information, military, and economic communications are running.

See Also:

Robert Maxwell, Israel’s Superspy: The Life and Murder of a Media Mogul