US arrests suspect who wanted to blow up AWS data center

Found on The Record on Sunday, 09 May 2021
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The FBI has arrested on Thursday a Texas man who planned to blow up one of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centers in an attempt to “kill of about 70% of the internet.”

The suspect allegedly told an FBI agent that he wanted to attack Amazon’s data center because the company was providing web servers to the FBI, CIA, and other federal agencies and that he hoped to bring down “the oligarchy” currently in power in the United States.

One datacenter hosts 70% of the internet? He might have been a tiny bit off the scale there.