BT strike could affect internet and phone connections

andrew.wallace andrew.wallace at rocketmail.com
Thu May 27 12:42:37 CDT 2010


On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 4:48 PM, Tim Franklin <tim at pelican.org> wrote:
>> Internet and phone connections across Britain could go into meltdown
>> as BT workers threaten their first national strike for 23 years...
>>
>> ‘Many business and residential phonelines could go out of action, and
>> if broadband crashes then thousands and thousands of people will find
>> their internet goes down.’
>>
>> http://www.metro.co.uk/news/828021-threat-of-bt-strike-could-affect-internet-and-phone-connections
>
> I get a lovely vision from that of a real old-style manual switchboard
> operator, frantically plugging internet connections together with patch
> cords as each SYN packet rings a little bell.
>
> Clearly BT engineers being on strike will stop broken things from
> being fixed[0].  I'm very unclear how it will cause things that are
> working today to suddenly "go into meltdown"...
>

Look at it from an attackers point of view. If you're thinking about carrying out an electronic jihad of some kind when is the best time? A normal working day or during an engineers strike that only happens once every 23 years?

--
Andrew

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