How Long Until The Internet Is Brought Down?
from the fear-mongering dept
It's been at least a few weeks since someone has written an article worrying about a massive cyber attack, so up steps Newsweek to take on the issue suggesting that it's only a matter of time until someone with malicious intentions brings down the entire internet for a week or more. That's quite a prediction. While you can never say never, I would imagine it's not quite as easy as the article makes it out to be. In fact, if you read the article carefully, you see that just about any online attack would need to be accompanied by a physical attack at some heavily guarded locations. Again, this is possible, but it's not as simple as the article suggests. While, undoubtedly, such an attack would be costly for many businesses and a general pain for people all over the place, I'm not sure it would be as catastrophic as everyone makes it out to be.