[LINK] Russia Accidentally Sabotages Its Internet

Stephen Loosley StephenLoosley at outlook.com
Sat Apr 21 16:21:21 AEST 2018

Malcolm writes ..

>> A Friday laugh ...
> I wouldn't laugh too hard. Back in 2014 ASIC did the same thing, albeit on a smaller scale.
> "The corporate regulator has revealed it accidentally blocked access to 250,000 websites
> because its staff misunderstood a basic feature of internet tech.."   Best wishes, Malcolm

Thanks .. however .. in doing so .. ASIC didn’t also manage to block their own website .. haha!

Quote: “In a bid to prevent Telegram from moving between multiple Amazon and Google IP addresses, Roskomnadzor took the unprecedented step of ordering ISPs to block almost 16 million IP addresses, (including for eg) ticket sales for Kremlin museums.”

(And) “Roskomnadzor may have even censored itself: Its website was inaccessible and its system for monitoring compliance with filtering orders was offline .. The legal advocacy organization Agora reported that it received complaints from 73 companies and will be pressing charges on their behalf. (Yet) One company that does not appear to be significantly impacted is Telegram. Telegram has remained largely available to Russian users. Roskomnadzor claims that the blocks cut off 30 percent of Russian traffic to Telegram, but Telegram says that figure is closer to 5 percent.”


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