Anonymous hackers group has declared “Operation Global Blackout 2012 ” which will shut down the complete Internet on Saturday, March 31st, to show their protest SOPA. The aim of the protest is not to try to ‘kill’ the internet but just to temporarily shut internet down in the most required area. For this, the group will disable the core DNs servers, which in turn will make most websites inaccessible. Cyber security experts however claim that such an attack is quite unlikely to be practical and can cause disruptions to only some local pockets.
The group briefed that ”To protest SOPA, Wallstreet, 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”
However, in response to the protest, Robert Graham of Errata Security, doubt that on the planned Global Blackout day, people will hardly notice. He said “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”. There are a couple of reasons provided by Robert for the protest to be unlikely.
But if hackers can disable the global DNS name system, then while accessing in your favorite website into your browser will produce an error. However, Robert states that hundreds of Internet experts will converge to solve the problem, if such a thing will happen.