Cyber attackers have targeted Iranian infrastructure and communications companies, disrupting the Internet across the country, a state official was quoted as saying on Wednesday. [...]
“Yesterday we had a heavy attack against the country’s infrastructure and communications companies which has forced us to limit the Internet,” Mehdi Akhavan Behabadi, secretary of the High Council of Cyberspace, told the Iranian Labour News Agency.
“Presently we have constant cyber attacks in the country. Yesterday an attack with a traffic of several gigabytes hit the Internet infrastructure, which caused an unwanted slowness in the country’s Internet,” he said.
“All of these attacks have been organized. And they have in mind the country’s nuclear, oil, and information networks.” [...]
Leggendo questa notizia della Reuters mi è tornato in mente (chissà come mai…) il concetto di “swarm” che Edwards (anche qui), Arquilla e Romfelt espressero in due famosi saggio della Rand Corporation tra gli anni Novanta ed i Duemila. Quando internet non era ancora diventato cyber.