doesn't it? you don't have to destroy every computer, you can just stop them from communicating for a substantial amount of time given the instant-time-necessity the internet has come to have in our modern economy.
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Call me a conspiracy theorist but I think that whoever did it had been practicing. Over the last several weeks its obvious that someone has been trying to shut down other servers. Road-runner has been touch and go for many weeks now and even sites like Yahoo have been repeatedly crashed.
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Yahoo doesn't need to be attacked to go down they shoot themselves in the foot just fine.
(would be terrorist .."ok ..they're down ..did we kill them or did they crash on their own?")
As for Roadrunner ..they're fairly reliable but still are prone to network problems ..particularly when some drunken idiot hits a pole ...
A network admin I know discovered a virus on one of his servers using an awful lot of CPU time during the time of the attack. It may well have been an automated attack by proxy that has been laying in wait in PCs everywhere.
[This message has been edited by Locus (edited October 24, 2002).]