[thechat] Pakistan Internet Providers Planning a Total Strike

Syed Zeeshan Haider szh at softhome.net
Tue Apr 22 15:05:39 CDT 2003

From: "Madhu Menon"

> http://www.satribune.com/archives/apr20_26_03/P1_strike.htm
>  From the "yes, the Internet *is* shutting down, Rudy" department:
> <quote>
> General Pervez Musharraf's policy to appease the ultra-right wing Mulla
> Lobby may soon result in a countrywide strike by all Internet providers in
> Pakistan, causing a total Internet shut down for at least 36 or even 48 hours.
> Under the General's orders, his IT officials have banned all pornographic
> sites without providing adequate protection against hackers who are
> retaliating. Massive attacks by hackers using special software have been
> experienced. They send millions of requests (Packets) to the host networks
> which results in a complete choking of their systems which eventually crash.
> </quote>
> This is sad...

What is sad? Hacking or banning of pornographic sites?
Syed Zeeshan Haider.

Allah says to Mankind:
"Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?"

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