Chicken Little or Boy Who Cried Wolf?

112 words written by dylan
Posted August 08, 2002 @ 02:29 PM

Hear about that "major cyberattack" on Tuesday? Turns out it wasn't more than a blip on the bandwidth radar screen. Problem is, these two organization have been screaming about cyberattacks that never panned out for quite a while now, in the process sounding more like something off snopes.com than an actual, government issued netops warning. I'm afraid it's lulling folks to sleep, and eventually a few hackers with a major vendetta will hit the network hard enough to knock it over and put the Internet up the creek. Vigilance should be maintained, but it should be focused and sane vigilance, not unfocused and insane a la the Transportation Security Administration.