Web hosting company 1984 Ltd. experienced a system breakdown yesterday, affecting thousands of individual Icelanders and many businesses who rely on their services.
There are no known cases of computers in Iceland having been affected by the world’s biggest cyber-attack.
As soon as it was clear that Donald Trump had won Tuesday’s US presidential election, the number of US residents entering the internet search words “moving/move to Iceland” skyrocketed.
‘Dope for Stuff’ (‘Dóp fyrir dót’) is the name of a Facebook page where members exchange drugs for all sorts of goods, many of which are likely stolen.
According to the report Digital in 2016, published by the UK-based company We Are Social, Iceland ranks first among nations with populations of 50,000 or more in terms of internet penetration, or 98 percent.
“To close this website is in the best case pointless, and in the worst case outright dangerous,” says Pirate Party MP Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson.