An anonymous group of hackers -- or some sad attention seekers -- are threatening to launch a cyber attack on Iran. Hostilities are scheduled to commence at "dawn of April 06, 2007" and aim to cripple the nation's internet infrastructure.
The pending action was announced on the Full Disclosure security email (full email after the jump) list on Wednesday. There is a fairly large chance that this is a hoax or empty threats. If the group seeks to do damage, they should prefer to have the element of surprise.
Instead the posting sparked a lively debate on the list about the alleged benefits of this attack. Many doubt that it will yield any benefits, but there are always the few trigger happy Texans (Paul Schmehl from the University of Texas is happy to take on that role) arguing that the only way to deal with extremists is to "kill or imprison them".
After all, that strategy has worked wonders in Palestine and Iraq, and solved the conflicts with the Irish and Basque separatists in Northern Ireland and Spain, right Paul?
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