Reply to post: Re: Team Cymru and its 550 collection points

Federal agencies buying Americans' internet data challenged by US senators

M.V. Lipvig Silver badge

Re: Team Cymru and its 550 collection points

I'm no expert on this, being as my expertise lies in Layer 1 troubleshooting and repair, but it looks to me like the ISPs are inviting them in under the guise of cyber attack defense, with the defense requiring access to the data to see if it's a threat or not. Neat bit, that. Rather than stealing data by attacking a network, you convince the network to let you have the data to stop attacks. It would be like the Vikings taking off their helmets and telling their victims that the Vikings can stop Viking attacks if the victims just give the Vikings their stuff.

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