Global Internet Black-Out On Saturday 31st March: Is It Really Possible?

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In the era of internet and digital communication, how many of us can really live without internet for a day or say for certain duration. Please mind it that I am not talking about you having being disconnected from internet; its whole world who would not be able to do anything over the internet – a complete shutdown of internet to make the maximum damage.

The hackers group ‘Anonymous’ has claimed to pull internet down on 31st March to show their resistance against SOPA and Wallstreet.

The group says “To protest SOPA, Wallstreet, our irresponsible leaders and the beloved bankers who are starving the world for their own selfish needs out of sheer sadistic fun, On March 31, anonymous will shut the Internet down.”

Naming it as “Operation Global Blackout” the group says that it’s not an attempt to kill the internet; they will be temporarily shutting it down where it hurts the most.

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However, cyber security experts are not ready to buy such statement. They claims that making such a dreadful attempt in not a cake walk and absolutely none of the group or individual can have such complete control over the internet system. They seems to be least bother about such statement and have urged people to react in similar fashion.

But, apparently, ‘Anonymous’ hacker group has done their study and ready to switch it over. They have released a list of DNS servers which would be their prime target on 31st march in order to bring Internet down.

  • 198.41.0.4
  • 192.228.79.201
  • 192.33.4.12
  • 128.8.10.90
  • 192.203.230.10
  • 192.5.5.241
  • 192.112.36.4
  • 128.63.2.53
  • 192.36.148.17
  • 192.58.128.30
  • 193.0.14.129
  • 199.7.83.42
  • 202.12.27.33

Anonymous says that shutting down the above root DNS http access will be unavailable, which is enough to cause maximum damage as greater percentage of internet users are relying on browser based activities.

But, is it really possible for anyone to shut down the internet like this ? Most of the ISP providers maintain the DNS cache and even if above root DNS servers goes down, ISPs can still serve the sites. However, such cache keeps on getting refreshed in every short interval of time via root DNS servers. That’s why Anonymous need to ensure longer duration of DNS server black-out to make ISPs bleed.

Many security experts thinks other way. There are many reasons why such Global blackout of internet is not possible at larger extent. They accept the fact that damage could be at local level where hackers’ servers are located but either that would be unaffected or would go unnoticed. Bring down the whole Internet down through root DNS is next to impossible task.

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Whatever it may be; the diversification and advancement of technology have reached to a state where no one deny the fact of any possibility. It would be interesting to see how the world will react if ever they find their site on ‘leave’ on 31st March.

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