Viewpoint: How hackers could decapitate the internet
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 27/03/2012 18:46
A recent threat, purportedly from the hacker group Anonymous, stated boldly that its members would stop the internet on 31 March.
The term "Operation Blackout" was coined and it caused much discussion in all the usual forums.
Those issuing the threat even stated how they would do it. They claimed they could disable the Domain Name Service (known by engineers as the DNS) and that would stop the internet. How so?
To read this BBC News report in full, see: