Internet around the world may shut down today: Interpol Chief

Posted on Mar 31 2012 - 2:57am by Manzar Chaudhury

Hacking group Anonymous may force you to shut down internet activities like shopping and surfing, said Interpol.

Ronald K. Noble, Interpol’s Secretary General, said in a statement that

“Operation Global Blackout 2012 looks to shut down the internet for a whole day tomorrow (Saturday) by disabling its core DNS servers, making websites inaccessible.”

“Investigations have already been launched by Colombia, Chile and Spain as their private and public websites have been attacked by the group,” he said when he was speaking at the at the thirteenth D.P. Kohli memorial lecture on “Multi jurisdictional Investigation: Operation Unmask.”

According to him, Anonymous, a loosely knit group of hackers and hacktivists, is protesting against several reasons including the crash of Wall Street and negligent leaders.

“At its peak, the wave reached 400,000 attacks per minute. My parents’ home address and phone number were published on websites,” added Noble.

However, the group’s says in its Twitter account that Internet will remain online.

“What is this #Operation Global Blackout nonsense? I thought we settled this back in February? It won’t happen. Stop asking us about it! >.<,”

“Dear Netizens, Internet will remain online. And to the death we will defend it. Always. Sail strong and do not get distracted by trolls,” added the group.

 

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