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    Internet terrorist attack

    Russian Computer Expert Predicts Internet Terrorist Attack

    Created: 24.08.2004 18:27 MSK (GMT +3), Updated: 09:35 MSK document.write(get_ago(1093412112)); , 12 hours 42 minutes ago

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    Terrorists will paralyze the Internet on August 26, a Russian expert in antivirus programs said on Tuesday.

    Speaking at a conference hosted by Russian Information Agency Novosti, Aleksandr Gostev from Kaspersky Labs said information on this terrorist attack was published on special websites. He did not elaborate.

    First of all, the United States and Western Europe will suffer from the attack, Gostev was quoted by the agency as saying. The head of the labs, Yevgeny Kaspersky, reminded the audience that similar attacks had earlier paralyzed the Internet in South Korea. He added that it would be “impossible” to stop terrorist organizations if they “get down to business”.

    The executive director of Dr.Web antivirus lab, Mikhail Bychinsky, quoted by Lenta.ru web agency said he had not heard of such an attack. “I do not believe in mass internet attacks because the main servers are defended, and Kaspersky Labs has been foretelling doomsday for a long time.”
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    ...on another note - get your Kaspersky doomsday protection now!

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    yea, whateva u say......
    like that will happen??

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    I made no comment on believability. Just posting the news.
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    I was hopin it would happen...Kinda lookin forward to being able to say "Sorry Lady, the internets down."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rik
    I was hopin it would happen...Kinda lookin forward to being able to say "Sorry Lady, the internets down."
    that would be great...and finally it wouldnt be our I.S. dept.'s fault.



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    Followup article: 'Electronic Jihad' fails to materialise

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/08/26/cyberfud/

    By John Leyden
    Published Thursday 26th August 2004 11:06 GMT
    Rumours that the Internet would witness a sustained and devastating cyber-attack by Islamic "cyber-terrorists" today have turned out to be completely baseless.

    The non-story kicked off earlier this week when Kaspersky Labs execs referred to reports on unspecified Arab websites that Islamic hackers had declared 26 August as a day of "electronic jihad" against Israel. The comments were picked up in the Russian media, resulting in a number of alarmist articles on the supposed threat. "Terrorists will paralyse the Internet on 26 August," reported MosMews.

    Vmyths editor Rob Rosenberger was quick to dismiss the reports as "baseless hysteria" pointing out that the latest prediction of cyber-apocalyse are nothing new. Previous "cyber-wars" have resulted in nothing beyond a few defaced websites. Rosenberger's predictions have been borne out by a notable absence of carnage of the information cyber-highway this morning.

    Meanwhile Kaspersky Labs is distancing itself from the story. It seems the Russian media put a sensationalist spin on off the cuff remarks by company founder Eugene Kaspersky.

    In a statement, it said: "Kaspersky Labs do not believe that anything serious will occur [on 26 August], although obviously it will be prepared accordingly. However, Kaspersky Labs is concerned of the use of the term 'electronic jihad' for the first time, implying that Arab hackers are thinking about a more aggressive attack."

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