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  •  I thought it was the people who bet on the (3+ / 0-)

    "Mechanical Difficulty delays some/all of the Superbowl" bet.  They wanted their oddball bet to pay off.  Follow the money...

    •  I thought it might be Anonymous..... (2+ / 0-)
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      GwenM, Ice Blue

      Just because they can and it does kinda prove the point.....

      •  No they can not. (1+ / 0-)
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        SilentBrook

        Nor will they. Anonymous is a social justice group.

        Infrastructure is not on the web.

        "Til you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules" John Lennon - Working Class Hero

        by Horace Boothroyd III on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 07:49:29 AM PST

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        •  While I agree about Anonymous, infrastructure (0+ / 0-)

          can be exposed to hacks.  Anonymous doesn't only target web sites, but they (and other people who have more injurious pursuits in mind) can get access to infrastructure through computers exposed to the outside either through Internet access (used for remote access, monitoring, and to allow people on the inside to get communications like email and website access outward) or through the use of modems and even fax machines like those hooked up through printers, which could be on the corporate LAN.  Many infrastructures aren't nearly as secure as they should be, because they often can't hire the best security specialists to analyze for vulnerabilities or they go with some level of security that withstands attacks for awhile but could ultimately fail in the event of a determined attack.  

          A nuclear power plant is likely to have strong protections, but a corporate chemical plant isn't as likely to, but both could cause extreme devastation if an accident were triggered.  That's all been brought up before in the wake of 9/11, but corporations have been resistant to requirements for improved cyber security because it costs money and they have opted instead for voluntary measures since they haven't been destroyed yet.  Congress has yet to require improved security.

          •  You are scaremongering (0+ / 0-)

            Anonymous does not do things like that.

            "Til you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules" John Lennon - Working Class Hero

            by Horace Boothroyd III on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 11:34:18 AM PST

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            •  Where did I say they do? I said they and others (0+ / 0-)

              CAN and I clarified that that others have more nefarious pursuits than Anonymous.  My point was to counter yours that infrastructure isn't on the web so therefore it's not in danger of being cyber-attacked as well as to point out that Anonymous doesn't restrict themselves to company websites.

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