Is something happening with the internet?

(21 Posts)
harbinger Wed 27-Mar-13 19:38:51

In lay-mans' terms please. Mine crashed a while back (just with DNS).

What is a cyber attack?

PedroPonyLikesCrisps Wed 27-Mar-13 19:44:17

Ummm..... No? The internet is just fine..... And presumably you got on to post this?

BigBoobiedBertha Wed 27-Mar-13 19:48:53

Yes, there has been a big cyber-attack today. Supposed to have slowed the net.

harbinger Wed 27-Mar-13 19:49:57

Dur. Fine now. Would a cyber attack bring everything to a standstill?

ouryve Wed 27-Mar-13 19:50:46

Yes
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/biggest-cyberattack-in-history-slows-down-global-internet-after-quarrel-between-webhosting-company-and-antispam-group-8551815.html

BigBoobiedBertha Wed 27-Mar-13 19:51:46

News story here

harbinger Wed 27-Mar-13 20:10:09

As a very mundane example, what would happen if I was purchasing or banking over the internet?

Could anybody explain fully and simply?

What about power stations and MOD stuff? Would they be okay?

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 27-Mar-13 20:17:35

It's fascinating in a rather confused way.

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 27-Mar-13 20:19:35

really good explanation of what's going on.

LunaticFringe Wed 27-Mar-13 20:26:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

harbinger Wed 27-Mar-13 20:26:34

Thanks OYBBK .What the H*ll are they trying to prove/do? I think that I will direct that to both 'sides'!

Always love your weather analysis and have sometimes chipped in.

LunaticFringe Wed 27-Mar-13 20:28:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

StealthPolarBear Wed 27-Mar-13 20:31:39

It's getting turned off to have its wires polished. They need to plug the Hoover in.

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 27-Mar-13 20:44:17

Harbinger, I remember your name on the weather threads occasionally smile

What would I do if I couldn't get access to the weather models? shock

harbinger Wed 27-Mar-13 22:02:21

That funny thing called a land line phone?

OYBBY you'd be st*ffed! sad

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 27-Mar-13 22:38:01

I would sad I'd have to go round muttering things like:
"Red sky at night....."
And
"rain before seven....."

harbinger Fri 29-Mar-13 19:49:23

OYBBK and watching leaves/ seaweed dry out.

Watching the moon.

Howling? grin

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 29-Mar-13 20:06:25

Awoooooooooo!!!!!!

harbinger Fri 29-Mar-13 20:47:24

How does it go?

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 29-Mar-13 21:18:25

<scratches ear with foot>

harbinger Fri 29-Mar-13 22:08:02

Aah' that looks like them there foxes. They're a bit frisky. Havn't had the normal noises in January.

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