How to take down the entire Internet with this one weird trick, according to Crisis

Raymond Chen

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According to the television documentary

Crisis

which aired

on NBC last Sunday
,
a cyberattack
took over the entire Internet.

Timecode 13:00:
“Anything connected to the Internet.
Banking systems, power grid, air traffic control,
emergency services.
The virus has spread into them all.”

And the show includes an amazing journalistic scoop:
A screen shot of the attack being launched!
Timecode 11:40:

文件上传
Threads Progress Remaining Speed
0:000> u eip-30 eip+20
notepad+0x5cfc:
01005cfc 0001 add [ecx],al
01005cfe 3bc7 cmp eax,edi
01005d00 7407 jz notepad+0x5d09 (01005d09)
01005d02 50 push eax
01005d03 ff15dc100001 call dword ptr [notepad+0x10dc (010010dc)]
01005d09 8b45fc mov eax,[ebp-0x4]
01005d0c 57 push edi
01005d0d 57 push edi
01005d0e 68c50000 push 0xc5

That’s right, my friends.
This elite virus that shut down the Internet
was an upload of
Notepad!

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