$ 90 million fine for cutting Internet services

I remember some discussion of this outage on NANOG, and on what it was costing Egypt. Well, here is
an estimate - almost $ 20 million USD / day (which actually sounds low to me).



An Egyptian court has fined ousted president Hosni Mubarak and former officials more than $90m for cutting off access to internet and mobile phone services during the country's massive protests in January.

A court source told the Reuters news agency on Saturday that Mubarak's fine is $34m, former interior minister Habib al-Adly will owe $53m, and former prime minister Ahmed Nazif has a fine of $7m.

The fine is to be paid from personal assets...

Can I fine TEDATA for committing VoIP fraud against my network during that same time period?

I am a little skeptic that this fine imposed is because the government truly believes in Internet freedom. Many factions of the Egyptian government was to get as much money out of Mubarak as they can and this might be a way to do just that. What would be interesting is if there is a law passed preventing any member of the government from cutting off Internet access.


Interesting, there now seems to be a trend of middle eastern countries cutting themselves off from the Internet,


I think we will see more of this kind of behavior happening in the next few years, as the web has become a real threat to totalitarian and oppressive governments.

Running a SIP honeypot will help you identify who the bad actors are here.

There's a few numbers (and countries) to make sure you block. You should be able to find them within a week or at most four based on their scan patterns. The sad part is the test numbers they hit are generally in the UK to identify if the call actually makes it out. Seems like someone should arrest the owners of those numbers.

- Jared