[nycbug-talk] Cyberwar article

Jeff Mau jeff at jeffmau.com
Wed Aug 13 08:49:40 EDT 2008

And this last paragraph is the crux of the issue, like blowing up the  
only bridge into town:

Georgia is dependent on both Russia and Turkey for connections to the  
global Internet. Georgia, with United States backing, is putting a  
fiber-optic network link under the Black Sea to connect its port city  
of Poti to the Bulgarian city of Varna. That connection is scheduled  
for completion in September.

Jeff Mau

Quoting George Rosamond <george at ceetonetechnology.com>:

> Good article from the NYT on Georgia-Russia-etc
> http://tinyurl.com/5ealpr
> Great quote:
> Bill Woodcock, research director of the Packet Clearing House, a
> nonprofit technical organization that tracks Internet traffic, said
> cyberattacks are so inexpensive that they are almost a certainty in
> modern warfare. "It costs about 4 cents per machine," he said. "You
> could fund an entire cyberwarfare campaign for the cost of replacing a
> tank tread, so you would be foolish not to."
> g
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