The internet is growing day by day with the advancement in technology. There was a time when we were limited to a particular bandwidth, area, location, or region where we didn’t have internet. These days, internet is like water. It is available in almost every part of the world and more than trillion people are using it. Some use it for good and some use it for bad. The good ones make something good and when it comes to bad, don’t ask. Every person in the world suffers due to it. If you didn’t understand about the bad thing, so it is Hacking. Hacking is the one and only crime which cannot be stopped or controlled by any one. If you think that this can be stopped by any means, so you won’t be totally wrong. No doubt that the hacking can be stopped by firewalls and all the stuff like that only if it is done on low level.
When the hacking goes beyond the high level, it turns out be a great challenge for someone to stop it. Like this a group of Hackers call themselves, Anonymous, came into action when GeoHot got arrested for hacking Sony PS 3 and Sony filed a lawsuit against him. They hacked Sony EU website and leaked all of their data on the web. This time they have pledged to shut down the internet for a day. This time they are not fighting for any of their fellow partner, instead they are fighting against the SOPA, Wall Street, our irresponsible leaders and the beloved bankers who are busy in making money. The shutdown of the internet is planned for this Saturday which is 31st March, 2012. The main aim of the internet shutdown is to protest against the internet censoring done by SOPA.
“To protest SOPA, Wall Street, 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”
Like mentioned above that the group doesn’t wants to kill any of the internet addicts, they just want to make some loss to all of those who are involved in internet censoring.
“Remember, this is a protest, we are not trying to ‘kill’ the Internet we are only temporarily shutting it down where it hurts the most.”
The group has named the task as Operation Global Black Out 2012. In this operation they are planning to disable the DNS servers of the website which will make the websites go down and no one would be able to access the website on Saturday. As noted by BGR, Cyber Security Experts say that it won’t affect much and this cannot happen. There is really no need to fear about this shutdown.
“The Anonymous hackers can certain cause local pockets of disruption, but these disruptions are going to be localized to networks where their attack machines are located, or where their ‘reflectors’ are located”, said Robert Graham of Errata Security. “It’s unlikely they could take all of them down, at least for any period of time. On the day of their planned Global Blackout, its doubtful many people would notice.”
This is really a great threat for the government of U.S.A. Just imagine that Wall Street is down for a day and the economy would be affected really badly. Anything can happen.