There is no indication that this outage was due to a cyber attack, however it is a timely reminder about how much we rely in the internet and what impact this has on the economy.
The telecoms giant BT has apologised after tens of thousands of customers had their broadband temporarily cut off. The internet provider’s broadband and phone network went down across much of the UK on Tuesday, with customers reporting failures in London, Birmingham, Coventry, Sheffield and Glasgow. A BT spokesman confirmed the problem, but said there was no evidence so far of it being the result of a malicious attack. Rival TalkTalk’s computers were hacked in October in what was originally feared to be a raid on customers’ personal data.