RECONNOITERING THE INTERNET

RECONNOITERING THE INTERNET

Two days ago I blogged about the Dark Net and its possible role in what I have been calling the "hidden system of finance" in various blogs, interview, and books. I suggested in that most recent blog that perhaps the Darknet implied the existence of an even deeper "net" which - for want of a better term - I called the "storm shelter" - a "Dark Net" reliant upon the latest in technologies, quantum encryption among them, to secure its flow of information, a flow of information necessary to any such hidden system to maintain its functioning but also to secure its secrets and hidden participants.

The possible existence of such a scheme can be argued from a very different basis, however, if one peruses the following article shared by Mr. S.D.:

https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2016/09/18/someone-is-learning-practicing-how-to-take-down-the-internet/

Note what is actually being said in the article; someone is reconnoitering the entire Internet in such a fashion as to suggest that whoever they are, they intend to be able to commit cuber-attacks and bring the whole thing down:

Recently, some of the major companies that provide the basic infrastructure that makes the Internet work have seen an increase in DDoS attacks against them. Moreover, they have seen a certain profile of attacks. These attacks are significantly larger than the ones they’re used to seeing. They last longer. They’re more sophisticated. And they look like probing. One week, the attack would start at a particular level of attack and slowly ramp up before stopping. The next week, it would start at that higher point and continue. And so on, along those lines, as if the attacker were looking for the exact point of failure.

The attacks are also configured in such a way as to see what the company’s total defenses are. There are many different ways to launch a DDoS attack. The more attack vectors you employ simultaneously, the more different defenses the defender has to counter with. These companies are seeing more attacks using three or four different vectors. This means that the companies have to use everything they’ve got to defend themselves. They can’t hold anything back. They’re forced to demonstrate their defense capabilities for the attacker. (Emphases in the original)

Then there is mention of the usual suspects:

With that in mind, a closed, not highly Internet enabled country makes the most sense- like China.”

Other commenters warn that it may be the U.S. government, e.g., the NSA, doing the attacks — to find the Internet’s weaknesses (in order to better defend it), or more malevolently, as bargaining chip for more money allocated to cyber-security.

And of course to the usual list of suspects, one might add Russia.

However, I suggest some alternatives here, in some high octane cyber speculation. Recall that in my blog two days ago on the "Dark Net," various groups use the DarkNet for purchase of all manner of malfeasance, from missiles to child sex slavery, drug trading, and so on. It is a phenomenon of a black internet subsisting on the good old fashioned black market. And its participants - various national mafias among them - make large profits from this activity, profits which are of course completely hidden from the "normal" markets and everyday commerce. The DarkNet, in short, represents not so much a "hidden system of finance" but rather, a "hidden economy," one which, indeed, might have required, or continue to require, a hidden system of finance for its operation. But that hidden system itself would need an even deeper, and much more secure, "net" of its own, a system I called "the storm shelter." That "storm shelter" would represent some very serious players, with some very serious capabilities in terms of cyber warfare, both defensive and offensive. That system would represent a genuinely breakaway civilization (to borrow once again Mr. Richard Dolan's profound insight and term).

In short, anyone mapping or reconnoitering the internet that most of us use, in planning for cyber attacks designed to take the whole thing down, would, perforce, have to have something in waiting to replace it: communication and the flow of information are too important in today's world to think otherwise. This raises the stakes of the apparent reconnoitering activity considerable, since the USA basically controls the internet, notwithstanding recent decisions to "turn it over to the UN" for the physical reality is that it will continue to do so until such time as a different system is completely substituted for it. For this reason I suspect, and suggest in my high octane cyber-speculation, that while Russia and China have and certainly are engaged in cyber warfare (along with the USA and just about every other power), the kind of attacks being suggested in this article exceed their ability to replace it with something else.

But for any group having access to what I have called "the storm shelter," it makes more sense, for such a system, or at least, major parts of it, could then be rolled out into a public form as a "solution" to cyber warfare and cyber attacks, and keeping its current controllers still in possession of their secrets. And to do that, the entire current structure, including those "Dark Nets", have to be reconnoitered, strong points and weak points mapped, and a campaign planned.

See you on the flip side...cyber

23 thoughts on “RECONNOITERING THE INTERNET”

  1. One of the sites commenting on alleged ETs noted that their society was not based on money or what we would call the profit motive. If this ET society were real, I could see bringing-down our internet as a logical ‘strike’. Much of the internet is devoted to making-money, and this may be abhorrent to such ET cultures. Only an ‘outsider’ culture might have the capability to look at the entire internet from the ‘outside’ and thus bring it down…

    1. You are joking… aren’t you? ETs don’t like the internet? I’ve never seen an ET, have you? db

      1. Actually, halfway, yes. Twice. Both times, my vision of them was blocked. Once, even with my big toe being physically held as a we-are-here signal and telepathic communication happening. The other was two beings that I was able to follow around as they stood in front of people and observed them. Invisible, but a strong sense of presence. Other folks sensed them, too.

        As far as my post, I was simply making an observation that you have to be ‘outside’ a system to change it. ETs popped-up as somebody who would be outside the (non-classified) system…

  2. The internet has been the PITA for the elites since in came to be. It has devastated the main stream media to the point where nobody trusts any news anymore. They would love to bring it down, but it’s so important to retailers and become so big, that I don’t think “it can be brought down”.
    Imagine not being able to go to GDS everyday…..no brainer huh!!!!!

  3. Sorry. Don’t buy. I’ve met a few hackers in my time and of course I used to read 2600 Magazine (still recommend it and their Off the Hook radio show). I do not believe the pioneering use of IoT (Internet of Things) in DDOS attacks implies the perpetrators have “storm shelters” to keep them safe. I don’t even think they think they need it. But of course I believe hacking is a LOT more straightforward than most of you seem to and that yes, anyone CAN play. But on top of that I have met Government Bureaucrats who are short sighted enough to think if only the good guys hack nothing bad can happen. I’d be surprised if most of you hadn’t.

    Maybe we didn’t shoot off the bomb (yet) but would we bring down this network around our ears? Heck yes.

  4. They shut down the record-cd stores, book-comicbook stores, magazines-newspapers shops and they’re going after the internet. Someone or someone’s what us all in the dark ignorant what are they planning to us or against us or both.

    1. On the contrary Marcos, I was just in a wonderful shop yesterday (looking for stereophonic records) and the store only sold physical media– records, cds, videos, and books. I believe there is much potential in this type of business, and along with restaurants, tattoo and funeral parlors, may be the only type of business that can keep American main street alive, (although I suspect even funeral parlors will go the way of the dodo bird when Amazon is able to pick up deceased family members with drones and bury them at a much cheaper cost or even your cable provider can just disintegrate the corpse via disintegration rays from the tv). I for one would love to see a respite from the internet onslaught and go back to physical media once again. Like the Twilight Zone bank clerk who survives nuclear armageddon from the safety of the bank vault and soon discovers the joy of being alone with his physical books, I relish an electronic apocalypse and all that it begets– doctors who will no longer be subservient to computer generated medical diagnosis, the strain on my eyes from reading a computer screen, the ringing in my ears from the emf, and the horrors of everybody’s personal Truman show, otherwise known as Facebook. I would miss this website, but would probably be compelled to start a local Joseph Farrell Society where his books could be discussed and his regular national speaking tours could be hosted.

  5. Roger:

    “If the net goes down, just like the twin towers, it’ll be an inside job.”

    Do you really think the World Trade towers turned to dust because of an inside job?

    1. I have no doubt that inside players were involved, just follow the money, the use of military grade thermite, the resulting wars, and the West’s new police state as a result of it. With that being said, I also have no doubt that there were outside players involved also. Just how far “outside” remains to be discovered.

      1. Needless to say, the scripted, controlled demolition of all three buildings, in a “Hollywood” style production, achieved the results desired regardless of who was behind it.

        1. WalkingD:

          “The use of military grade thermite,” ha, ha, joke right?

          “Needless to say, the scripted, controlled demolition of all three buildings, in a “Hollywood” style production, achieved the results desired regardless of who was behind it.”

          An entirely differ point (well except that “controlled demolition” in any normal sense of the word) had nothing to do with turning any of the buildings into dust.

          And it very much does matter who was behind it, not likely anything like what/who would be called “inside players”.

      1. Guyrr:

        I don’t claim to know the “who”, JPF has a decent guess here, but there are other parties (some of whom may qualify as “insiders”)

        I’m pretty clear on the “how”, the basic tech and science, not so much on how to apply it on such a mass scale and do so safely for everyone not in the buildings. None of this is particularly secret, it’s been widely discussed, minus a few details.

        “Why”, well to provoke idiots like Cheney and W, but I’m sure you know that, then to pass into “law” things like the “Patriot” Act, to fool people into supporting fascism, there are other whys I don’t know and can’t speculate on. One of the results is 120 years of mainstream science being superseded very publicly–actually more than 120 years.

  6. Roger, part of me actually agrees with this. There are elements in our Deep State who would love to restrict free speech. But those people are pathologically stupid–and hopefully in a minority.

    It seems to me the majority want the exact opposite. The internet is a perfect information collection medium for all sorts of data–including political and statistical data about opinions and attitudes towards candidates, policies and economic forecasts. Without this data they would cripple their abilities to control the flow of information in the direction they want it to go. If people who think this way are the majority, and I suspect they just might be, the “desire to control speech” may be just a way of harvesting more tax revenues than actually being a serious objective. They collect their monies, invest it in better data harvesting tools, continue to build their black-lists, and, then, say publicly, “We underestimated the difficulty in accomplishing this goal and need more resources to finish.” It’s a new war–like the wars on drugs, poverty, crime and terror. These are all resource harvesting machines.

  7. If the net goes down… we’ll be thrown back to the Stone Age.. At least the early 90’s. It’ll be a disaster.. Dayglo colored clothing.. Shellsuits?? The re-emergence of the mullet… Bon Jovi???? Mein gott in Himmel. At least we had Nirvana and REM at the time.

    However.. Seeing as Im reading the Brotherhood of the Bell atm Dr Farrel keeps talking about Films seen as Disclosure Memes.. Anyone remember the cyber attacks of the Aliens in Independance Day? Bring out the Mighty USB of DOOM. We’ll load a virus into their mainframe..Luckily the Aliens used MS-DOS as well. ouf.

  8. Everybody, including those who now control and own most of the internet, wants a net that is a lot more restrictive to free speech and information. They want a net where only they can control the narrative and the information content but they know the public wants more freedom of information sharing not less. If the net goes down, just like the twin towers, it’ll be an inside job.

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