BT strike could affect internet and phone connections

andrew.wallace andrew.wallace at
Thu May 27 17:42:37 UTC 2010

On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 4:48 PM, Tim Franklin <tim at> 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.’
> 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?



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