BT strike could affect internet and phone connections
gbonser at seven.com
Thu May 27 23:58:55 CDT 2010
> -----Original Message-----
> From: andrew.wallace [mailto:andrew.wallace at rocketmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2010 5:58 PM
> To: joelja at bogus.com
> Cc: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: BT strike could affect internet and phone connections
> On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 1:17 AM, joel jaeggli <joelja at bogus.com> wrote:
> > On 2010-05-27 10:42, andrew.wallace wrote:
> >> 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?
> > Not to put to fine a point on it, a normal working day is the best
> time to
> > strike if you want to maximize the value of your attack.
> The point I'm getting at is this strike of this nature is a threat to
> national security and the internet is supposed to be classed as
> critical infrastructure, so shouldn't it be against the law for them to
Sounds to me like the best defense the UK could implement would be fostering competition with BT. BT goes on strike, customers move elsewhere, life goes on.
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