What would happen if the Internet were to fall?

With all the terrorism stuff going on, I've always wandered what would be next.

Ever since 9/11, I always asked myself were they would strike next, because they certainly did not intend to stop there.

My guesses have been that they would probably strike at either:

1) Elections - Either at the thing were they welcome the new president (sorry don't know much bout U.S. polimatics)

2) Beijing Olympics - Its an important event

3) Internet:

I came to realize that one of the worst things that they could do was attack the internet. I figured that one of these methods could be used:

  • Multiple malware methods. They could attack individual computers with worms
  • Somehow attacking diffrent countries methods of connection, being either telephone companies or whatever other methods they use (like those China underwater tube things)

* But my best guess would be that they would strike important service providing companies. They would destroy the companies methods (satellites, cable mainframe stuff etc...)

I would like this forum to have the porpose of disscussing terrorism issues and future issues like oil and so on. But mainly, what would happen if somehow, they attacked the internet?

Sure hope none of them read this, cuz if they didn't have this idea, now they would....

P.S. sorry, Im nt good with techie, so some of my points may not me accurate or clear. Please correct me if needed

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REA9 years ago
if they somehow destroy the internet it will literally have Revelations-like effects on the world. more wars, riots, possibly fire-rain. im serious (unlike most times).
whatsisface9 years ago
Did you know the entire country of Qatar got banned from editing Wikipedia? The whole country shares an ip address so when one person vandalised it, the whole country got banned!
Keith-Kid (author)  whatsisface9 years ago
I'm gonna look that up in wikipedia before you edit it!
Keith-Kid (author)  whatsisface9 years ago
1 IP adress for 1 a million people!!! That is hilarious!!! So, one guy searches a little porn, and the whole country is labeled as perverts!!!
Something like that I suppose...
Keith-Kid (author)  whatsisface9 years ago
DJ Radio9 years ago
the storm worm was pretty close....................
Firebert0109 years ago
It cannot, for we have an army protecting us.

Nah just kidding. I'm pretty sure an attack suck as the ones described below isn't possible, or even if it is, how will the terrorists coordinate afterwards? I'm pretty sure satellites are Internet-based as well.

The worst they could do is cut off some connection between countries, easily repaired.
I really ought to hover over links and read the url before I click
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