The BBC’s super sleuths noticed a disturbing correlation of events.
On March 1st, some of the BBC’s servers were subject to a DDoS attack that prevented many sections of the worldwide service from accessing email. At the same time, the BBC detected attempts to block two satellites from broadcasting BBC Persian TV into Iran. The Director General of the BBC, Mark Thompson, is pretty sure that these two events are related, and probably came from a nation that sounds like a certain Flock of Seagulls song. You know the one.
“We regard the coincidence of these different attacks as self-evidently suspicious,” Thompson is set to say in a speech to the Royal Television Society. “I don’t want to go into any more detail about these incidents except to say that we are taking every step we can, as we always do, to ensure that this vital service continues to reach the people who need it.”
Thompson will also note the BBC Persia Service had their phone-lines jammed with multiple automatic phone calls on March 1st.
I know that these are heavy allegations that, if true, would mean the so-called cyberarmy created by the government of Iran to engage in these kind of operations, but I can’t help but wonder if those automatic phone calls ordered several dozen pizza pies to be sent to the BBC office.
‘Cause that would be a real dick move.