Enter the dragon! -- or no, never mind
"China's state-owned China Telecommunications... redirected... tens of thousands of networks around the world, thousands of them in the US... to IDC China Telecommunication. Major providers were affected, including AT&T, Level3, Deutsche Telekom, Qwest Communications and Telefonica."A dry run for MNC judgement day, Big Red Han style? Nope. Read the column and weep. Upshot: just one of those things, one of those crazy hazy amazy things, that done got nobody's master stroke behind it at all. "Stuff like this happens," and even worse, "the problem was fixed in 18 minutes."
"Security firms always being happy to overstate a threat, McAfee pushed a hysterical analysis of this incident to the press, which played up every theoretical possibility, however remote. The result was a series of hysterical articles...."