Feb 25, 2008

Pakistan Nukes its Own Internet

Located in the soft underbelly of Eurasia, we don't usually run stories on Pakistan. But this one is just too good to ignore.

When the government of Pakistan blocked its citizens from watching Youtube videos over the weekend, it bit off more than it could chew. The global chain reaction which followed, not only shut down Youtube access world wide, but also nuked Pakistan's own internet infrastructure.

"By suddenly rerouting YouTube-content requests from around the world to be handled in Pakistan, a volume of Internet traffic far greater than usual for the country, 'the leadership of Pakistan just created a massive Denial of Service on their own country.'"

Way to go.

1 comment:

Leopolis said...

Sadly, this got more coverage than Russia's cyber attack on E-stonia last year.