The Pentagon's explanation about why an unknown Florida company took over a giant slice of its internet leaves a key question unanswered
- A Florida company that took over a Pentagon-owned slice of the
internetonly stood up in September.
- The company also doesn't have experience in working with government contracts.
Pentagonhas responded to the news, but has not answered why it chose such a new firm.
The Pentagon has responded to how a mysterious Florida company was able to take over a large chunk of government-owned internet.In a statement on Friday, Brett Goldstein, the chief of the Pentagon's defense digital service, said federal officials are working to "assess, evaluate and prevent unauthorized use of DoD IP address space" and hopes to "identify potential vulnerabilities" in its fight to curb cyberattacks of US networks, according to the Associated Press.
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It now controls about 175 million IP addresses, or roughly 1/25 of the world's internet space, per the AP."That is the biggest thing in the history of the internet," as one expert told the AP. It's also more than large internet companies like AT&T, Comcast, and China Telecom controls.
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