Let’s start with a refresher : Cybersecurity Act of 2009, S. 773 that allows for the government to shut down the internet, sections and networks, as they see fit.
(2) may declare a cybersecurity emergency and order the limitation or shutdown of Internet traffic to and from any compromised Federal Government or United States critical infrastructure information system or network;
(6) may order the disconnection of any Federal Government or United States critical infrastructure information systems or networks in the interest of national security;
The reason for bringing this back up is the barrage of articles over the last few days regarding North Korea :
- North Korea a suspect in cyber attacks in US via Yahoo News.
- Cyber Attacks Had Wider Reach via AOL News.
- North Korea suspected in U.S., South Korea web attack
- Google Search
Sure seems like a staged False Flag attack as the bill is due to be voted on in the next few months. All of a sudden this is happening? I call BS.
The attack, which targeted dozens of government and private sites, underscored how unevenly prepared the U.S. government is to block such multipronged assaults.
Rodger Baker, director of East Asia analysis at Stratfor, said the timing of the cyber attacks raised suspicions about North Korea because it was around the U.S. Independence Day holiday and Pyongyang conducting missile tests.