Global Internet Shutdown Likely To Happen For The Next 48 Hours!

Post by Sameena Farooq | Oct 12, 2018

Today, Russia has reported that the internet all around the globe will face a major failure due to the domain servers and the related network will be down for some time.

The internet users all around the globe will face a halt in their network over the next 48 hours. 

The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is efficiently looking after the problem and carrying out the maintenance work currently. During this time period, it will change the cryptographic key that will help in protecting the internet’s address book or the Domain Name System (DNS). 

The ICANN said, “This was initiated in order to keep a control of the rising cyber attacks and incidents”. 

In the report, the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) made the statement that the global internet shutdown is essential in order to ensure secure, constant and flexible DNS.

CRA stated, "To further state, the internet users might be affected hugely if their network slows down or Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have not organized for this change. In order to control the impact, it can be avoided of the appropriate system security extensions gets enables."

All the Internet users should be ready and must not make any online transaction as they won’t be able to access it for the next 48 hours. Also, they could face inconvenience in loading any network if they use an outdated ISP.

 

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