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We're all DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED! Or not. Aug. 25th, 2004 10:08 am
You should probably starting backing up that gig of gmail to local storage. According to a Russian news site, Kaspersky Labs states that terrorists will launch attacks which will paralyze the Internet this Thursday. This tragically coincides with two weeks of script kiddie attacks (which were scheduled to begin this past Sunday) aimed at disrupting the Republican national convention. In addition, many college students are back on campus this week, which provides the e-terrorists and i-subversives with a veritable candyland of insecure boxes on big pipes. Faced with this triple threat, our beloved Internet will surely fall.

The ISC would like to go out on a limb and predict that the Internet will not vaporize into a cloud of nothingness this Thursday, but if it does, it's been our pleasure to help stave off its inevitable annihilation this long.


http://isc.sans.org/

From: zotz
Date: August 25th, 2004 - 09:17 am (Link)
I can't help wondering where they got this information. Perhaps somebody did a favour for a man of middle-eastern appearance who then gave them a helpful warning?

More info:

From: wechsler
Date: August 25th, 2004 - 09:20 am (Link)

Re: More info:

From: zotz
Date: August 25th, 2004 - 09:28 am (Link)
More sensible info, too. Cheers.

Re: More info:

From: deliberateblank
Date: August 25th, 2004 - 03:19 pm (Link)
That's just it. The internet is not a good target for terrorists. Body parts landing in your soup is terrifying. Waiting a few hours for an email is just an inconvenience. Why would they bother?
From: nisaba
Date: August 25th, 2004 - 10:45 am (Link)
Dooooom!! Doom doom doom, doomy doomy doom, doom doom doomy do-doom doom doomy doom...
From: wechsler
Date: August 25th, 2004 - 10:48 am (Link)
You do realise that you're not allowed to stop until you've sung the *whole* song?
From: valkyriekaren
Date: August 25th, 2004 - 10:49 am (Link)
Igotmonkeysinme!
From: wechsler
Date: August 25th, 2004 - 11:03 am (Link)
Remind me to make you a Gir icon ;)
From: valkyriekaren
Date: August 25th, 2004 - 11:55 am (Link)
I thought you were going to help me make those vintage clothing/ads ones before I have to give the books back to barking_watcher's library?
From: wechsler
Date: August 25th, 2004 - 12:37 pm (Link)
Then let me know when you want to do it.
From: valkyriekaren
Date: August 25th, 2004 - 12:52 pm (Link)
Well, tonight is good for me.
From: flewellyn
Date: August 25th, 2004 - 12:53 pm (Link)
I have the techno version, if anyone wants...

Thank God!

From: webcowgirl
Date: August 25th, 2004 - 04:35 pm (Link)
If this is right, then I might actually get a decent day's work done on Thursday. Damn LJ! Damn email! Damn internet!