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Re: Permanent, Temporary Barriers Interfering With Pakistan's Internet
Posted by: Anthony Mitchell 2005-09-26 20:58:02
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This weekend's mass service outage, though troubling, is being overshadowed by the Government of Pakistan's pursuit of permanent restrictions on Internet use in order to raise revenue for the government-owned telephone company there. Consumers in Pakistan were reportedly hit hard by the recent outage, along with high tech firms that do not qualify for preferential satellite backup links, but a lack of critical infrastructure in the country, combined with the government's efforts to limit Internet use, may bar the maturing of Pakistan's IT industry much more than any temporary glitch.


Re: Permanent, Temporary Barriers Interfering With Pakistan's Internet
Posted by: rashidsajjad 2005-09-27 10:19:36 In reply to: Anthony Mitchell
How long before these horror stories are heard in Islamabad?
How long before the Govt learns from stories like Napster, Skype, OpenSource.
You just cant stop whats coming and you can only be in a state of denial for so long.
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What was your initial reaction to news of the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack?
It demonstrates that all critical infrastructure sectors are at high risk of disruption by cybercriminals.
Everyone will be paying for this attack in the form of higher energy costs.
Governments need to work more closely with private industries to protect networks for the sake of public safety.
It's a global problem. An international alliance must be formed to hold the perpetrators accountable and prevent future attacks.