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Thursday, August 23, 2007
Future Tactics? Present Tactics.....
If you want to bring down a country's information infrastructure and you don't want anyone to know who did it, the weapon of choice is a distributed denial of service attack.
Using rented botnets, you can launch hundreds of thousands — even millions — of infobombs at a target, all while maintaining total deniability.
In this hypothetical scenario, a single attack launched by China against the US lasts only a few hours, but a full-scale assault lasting days or weeks could bring an entire modern information economy to its knees.
This is great because it's succint information. But it's been around for a while now.
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