UBER DD0S! MUST BE RUSSIA!
Oh the old go to’s of China and Russia… Hey Schneiman how about maybe it’s Kim Jong Un and the DPRK? Let’s play the attribution game with a little logic and analysis shall we? Let’s say that it is Russia or China, what would the endgame be here if they were testing such a means of attack(s) ? Would this attack scenario be part of the larger kinetic invasion? Would this be a part of a larger scheme to take out specific areas or are we talking about the WHOLE internet? There is a lot to parse here and so little to go on with what Schneiman is implying.
Now, Russia and China are both “Rational Actors” and both have large connectivity and ties to the global internet in more ways than one. One of those ties would be financial. So if an attack took out the core routers, how much of the global traffic would be taken out if these attacks were carried out? How much blowback would there be on these rational actors if this happened? What would be the financial loss net if this happened? Do you see where I am going with this Schneiman? If someone is really testing this type of attack, then it is either a rational actor looking for the endgame or it is an “irrational actor” testing something that they might use because they have nothing to lose themselves were they to deploy it on the larger game board?
So, who do we all know today who would fit this bill and has the capabilities?
You have any ideas?
How about THIS GUY?
That’s right! He’s banned sarcasm AND he has hacked Sony!
So just sayin there Schneiman you may want to think outside the box a little and use some analysis before you just start saying “China” did it… Or Russia for that matter. See Kimmy there has nothing to lose and EVERYTHING to gain if he carried out attacks like these. Just imagine the size of his DONG if he pulled this off and took down the internets! He wouldn’t feel a thing in the DPRK because they have very little internet access to start in the Hermit Kingdom.
UPDATE: Well now someone kindly pointed out I left out Iran and made them sad. Yes, Iran would be another semi irrational actor who could be doing this as well. Boo Hoo Iran!