[ExI] all michael all the time

Harvey Newstrom mail at harveynewstrom.com
Thu Jul 9 13:34:18 UTC 2009

On Thursday 09 July 2009 12:36:18 am spike wrote:
> Do clarify Harvey.  You are our local subject matter expert in the area of
> all things having to do with cyber security.  Fox is claiming there were
> major denial of service attacks and that the likely culprits were from
> North Korea or possibly China.  Is the story false?  If true, is it
> unimportant? If important, why are the news majors ignoring it?

This was practically a non-attack.  It was so wimpy and so trivial, that it 
was barely noticable above the constant noise of other automated scans and 
bots that search all IP ranges all the time to get in.

The story isn't how anybody attacked, because nothing changed.  The real story 
is how wimpy our government security is if these minor attacks caused any 
problems at all.  (Which they did!)

Harvey Newstrom <www.HarveyNewstrom.com>

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