Friday, November 12, 2010

Crocodile Dundee, Cyber Privateer

Wow, you Aussies really have come to life! Toss some Chinese on the barbie for me, did you? Thanks. Nothing like publishing the IP addresses of Chinese attack servers to get the creative juices flowing down under. Shining a flashlight on the cockroaches seems to have resonated around the world. Here are the countries that have weighed in, listed below the map in order of frequency:

  1. United States
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Australia
  4. Canada
  5. Germany
  6. Israel
  7. India
  8. Russia
  9. Spain
  10. Japan
Clearly, Australia is still my most likely candidate as the host government for legalized cyber privateers (I'd like the USA to lead the charge, but …). Australia is geographically remote, culturally inclined, and just plain ornery enough to tell the rest of the world to stick it. The other countries sniffing around are either too dependent upon the international banking system or they're constrained by treaties prohibiting them from issuing Letters of Marque and Reprisal. The United States could legally get the ball rolling, but special interest lobbies would probably neuter the privateers.

So in this Yearbook of The Great Cyber Wars of 2011, Australia is voted Most Likely to Save the World. Crackie! You could become the New World Capital of The Internet. Splitting loot with only the best…Arrgh!…cyber privateers, it could mean billions to your economy.

Final interesting observation: notice the one country NOT accessing my blog. I guess China doesn't allow critical opinions to flourish (further proof of my contention that nothing happens in China without the approval of the government and that the IP addresses in my last post are indeed operating with the permission of the Chinese government). Diane Sawyer is making a trip to China with ABC news, and I sent her a request to drop by the street addresses of the China attack servers and ask what's going on. It would be cool to get a straight answer from someone over there.

1 comment:

Implementation suggestions for THE MORGAN DOCTRINE are most welcome. What are the "Got'chas!"? What questions would some future Cyber Privateering Czar have to answer about this in a Senate confirmation hearing?