While cyber attacks on the internet involving malware, hacking and distributed denial of service are featured in the headlines most often, researchers in Switzerland suggest that physical attack on internet backbones, servers and internet data hubs could be just as important a problem in sustaining network functions.
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- Ling Zhou et al. Vulnerability analysis of the physical part of the internet. International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, 2010, 6, 402-420
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