Internet blackout


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Internet blackout

(1) An outage on the Internet caused by an attack on a website, ISP or the Internet's domain naming system (DNS).

(2) An outage on the Internet due to an improper configuration of the Web server infrastructure.

(3) An organized outage on the Internet to make a protest. See Internet piracy.
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A US-based Internet monitoring company yesterday claimed North Korea was struck by a complete Internet blackout, amid an escalating row between Kim Jong Un's government and Washington over last month's cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.
21 ( ANI ): Hacking collective Anonymous has called for an Internet blackout in protest of a bill, CISPA, which if signed into law, would make it legal for websites to give personal information to the US government without the user's permission.
While most Internet users thought they were in the clear after last year's Internet blackout helped overturn SOPA and PIPA, it turns out that CISPA will be making a comeback in 2013.
Reneys writes in parton its blog: "Looking closely at the continuing Internet blackout in Syria, we can see that traceroutes into Syria are failing, exactly as one would expect for a major outage.
However, he denied any link between problems encountered by 3G users and the Internet blackout.
With a nationwide internet blackout imposed by the Gaddafi regime, few other options to use the internet are left.
AFP-- Syria's Internet blackout entered into its second consecutive day Wednesday, which the state news agency blamed on a fault in optical fibre cables.
The government is refusing the take blame for the internet outage, pointing fingers at terrorists for the countrywide internet blackout, (http://www.
Summary: Lebanon's Internet blackout continued to disrupt businesses across the country.
Officials from Syria's only two mobile providers were not available for comments on the cutoff since last Thursday, but the 3G internet blackout apparently came against the backdrop of the amateur videos uploaded constantly by opposition activists who have recently resorted to more sophisticated means to help them accomplish their works.
A SOPA opponent offered an alternative law for fighting piracy on the same day the Internet blackout urged U.
The paper's web site received an average of 140,000 unique visitors a day before the revolt, according to its own figures, but the number dropped to 60,000 after the internet blackout, mostly from outside the country.
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