Thursday, 28 March 2013

Biggest Cyber Attack In History!


This subject is too tempting to ignore, i couldn't resist but make a return to my blog (hoping not to go away for that long again) after months of failing to unhook my writing pen from the chest pocket of my jacket. Some of us "eat and drink" the internet, with social media enthusiasts like my buddy @readjerome complaining of spending over 70% of his national service allowance on internet bundles. What does it mean for those of us who are not cyber technocrats, hackers, software engineers, programmers etc., but social media enthusiasts or ordinary internet users to wake up and tune in to al jazeera just to hear that " a record-breaking cyber-attack targeting an anti-spam watchdog group has sent ripples of disruption coursing across the internet ...?"

"Wicked!" was what i screamed. We all hate spam. Even spammers hate spam. But if you make $200m from spamming others, you will obviously have every reason to attack anyone preventing you from doing what will make the whole world uncomfortable. "A study published last year, co-written by researchers at Microsoft and Google, found that the spam industry makes about $200m in revenue a year. But the amount spam costs society was estimated to be almost 100 times higher: $20bn" - al jazeera. That's how lucrative the spamming business is.