Have you ever wondered what if the whole of the internet is down for a day – a total blackout – no site will run – no banking accounts accessibility – or in simple words how you can think of the day the internet stood still – yes it would be possible – there are 13 servers around the world that control the domain name service – if all those 13 servers result in downturn – there will be “no” internet – a total blackout on the world wide web – this is what the #OpGlobalBlackout, an initiative from Anonymous.
Considering first looking a message that was posted few days back on PasteBin – which explained in detail the method by which Anonymous putting on to implement and the effect it would have:
“The principle is simple; a flaw that uses forged UDP packets is to be used to trigger a rush of DNS queries all redirected and reflected to those 13 IPs. The flaw is as follow; since the UDP protocol allows it, we can change the source IP of the sender to our target, thus spoofing the source of the DNS query.”
There is a possibility but turning down 13 servers around the world is not an easy task – the words in the message are not up to mark that put up or explained the things in a better way – we all know the possible consequences if this come into effect or if it happens but we’re taking about the whole of the system – where not one, not two – a total of 13 servers to be attacked for making this possible.
Well, this is what the present we have – now going a little back – #OpGlobalBlackout is initially attributed to an idea to take down Sony’s PlayStation Network, the United Nations, Facebook and others in response the closing of Megaupload – which was shut down by feds last month – but then the news spread like a fire that the attack would be worldwide – checking a video below is worth it which is defining the state: