FYI -- this approach uses the "edge betweenness" metric of
Anthonisse on several prototypical complex networks to show
network decay as links are removed by an attacker who always
picks the "best" place to attack. As seen on econophysics,
relayed by DYNNET.
Papers are also available at the URL
"Attack vulnerability of complex networks"
Petter Holme, Beom Jun Kim, Chang No Yoon, Seung Kee
We study the response of complex networks subject to
attacks on vertices and edges. Several existing complex
network models as well as real-world networks of
scientific collaborations and Internet traffic are numerically
investigated, and the network performance is quantitatively
measured by the average inverse geodesic length and the
size of the largest connected subgraph. For each case of
attacks on ...
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