Bin Laden Associate Warns of Cyberattack

CAIDA tells us that over 25% of the Internet must be removed before
connectivity degrades. I'm quite a cynic, but I doubt the CIA
could pull off that kind of damage, much less al Qaeda

Before we go yelling FUD about the media lets make sure we are not
dissmeinating false information ourselves. The CAIDA analysis only
looked at the 52,505 most connected IP addresses. Last time I checked
there were a few more IP addresses than that on the Internet. Further,
the 25% number was when the entire giant component disappeared not when
connectivity "started" to degrade. The Internet is not "bombproof" and
it is not "fragile", but somewhere in between. How far in which
direction is up for debate, but lets at least try to make to debate
intelligent and informed.