BT strike could affect internet and phone connections

joel jaeggli joelja at
Fri May 28 08:10:36 UTC 2010

On 2010-05-27 17:57, andrew.wallace wrote:
> On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 1:17 AM, joel jaeggli<joelja at>
> 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 strike?

The phone system has been critical infrastructure for 120 years...

> Or has the law in the UK not got as far as the United States has on
> deeming what's critical infrastructure yet?
> We are far behind the United States and its about time we played
> catch-up.

I don't think a CWA strike has been declared illegal in recent history...

> -- Andrew

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