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Japan Earthquake and the Internet

Postby meep » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:12 pm

Renesys blog on the Japan quake and its effect on regional Internet routing

Today's 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan has had surprisingly limited impacts on the structure and routing dynamics of the regional Internet. Of roughly 6,000 Japanese network prefixes in the global routing table, only about 100 were temporarily withdrawn from service — and that number has actually decreased in the hours since the event. Other carriers around the region have reported congestion and drops in traffic due to follow-on effects of the quake, but most websites are up and operational, and the Internet is available to support critical communications. ...
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Re: Japan Earthquake and the Internet

Postby HansTheBlueFrog » Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:39 pm

I expect a flood of scams.;)

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Re: Japan Earthquake and the Internet

Postby MyCanadian Spammerdeath » Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:18 pm

Images from the tragedy have been used widely as bait for clickjacking, on Facebook, etc. Huffington Post has an article on charity scams.
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Re: Japan Earthquake and the Internet

Postby NotBuyingIt » Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:31 pm

MyCanadian Spammerdeath wrote:Huffington Post has an article on charity scams.
The report of one such scam (since disabled) is at http://www.phishtank.com/phish_detail.php?phish_id=1153690

How grim.
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Re: Japan Earthquake and the Internet

Postby Takeo_Ichinose » Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:53 am

I have come back to IBR for the first time since the March 11 earthquake in Japan.
I would like to thank to many people in the world for helping our country.
My house and office are in the area about 200km from the epicenter and I was not injured fortunately.
I have been busy since the earthquake because I am an expert in building renovation.
So I must apologize for the delay of providing information.

So far, I myself have not received a spam regarding the earthquake or the radiation crisis.
But If we google with the word e.g. "earthquake spam", we can find many malicious samples.
And in our homeland, "Japan Data Communications Association" is providing warning messages.
> http://www.microsofttranslator.com/bv.a ... tml%23news

BTW, what shocked me most in a series of devastating accidents in Japan is collapse of the "Safety Myth" on nuclear power plants.
> http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/25/world ... 5myth.html
And it seems that even we Japanese are not told the truth about the radiation crisis.
Julian Assange knows something ?? That can't be true !!
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Re: Japan Earthquake and the Internet

Postby AlphaCentauri » Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:52 am

Takeo_Ichinose wrote:BTW, what shocked me most in a series of devastating accidents in Japan is collapse of the "Safety Myth" on nuclear power plants.
> http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/25/world ... 5myth.html


Wow, I had no idea about that! I always thought it was kind of macabre that there are always Japanese tourists taking photos of the sculpture at the University of Chicago marking the location of the first controlled nuclear reaction. I had no idea they might actually be seeing it as something positive.
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