Biggest Threat To Communications Infrastructure: Crappy Pop Bands
from the oops-we-did-it-again dept
It’s hardly surprising to hear about heavy demand for concert tickets taking down web sites, since ticketing sites have a long history of technical problems they still haven’t quite managed to work out. But over in the UK, demand for tickets to the
refill-our-coffers reunion tour of 90s boy band Take That didn’t just take down some ticket sites, it managed to knock out several thousand unrelated BT phone lines as well. Forget botnets spawning from email worms and viruses; it would appear the botnet of tens of thousands of nostalgic women herded by a washed-up pop act is what causes the real damage.