posted on Dec, 13 2014 @ 04:43 PM
On Friday, almost the entire British Air Traffic Control system went down for several hours. CNN was of course massively speculative, at first saying
it was a "massive computer failure" then saying it was a "widespread power outage". London's entire airspace was shut down, affecting air
traffic at Heathrow, Gatwick, and Standstead. Heathrow and Gatwick are two of the top ten world's busiest airports.
This morning, the "official story" was released, in which the outage was blamed on "too many workstations being added to the network to accommodate
extra inquiries during the busy Christmas travel season".
Now, I have a bit of a background in IT, and have lived in the EU. The EU is one of the most heavily regulated areas on the planet, you almost need a
Government form to fill out to open a bag of chips.
It's impossible for me to believe that adding a few workstations to a network would be enough to bring down a large part of the European ATC system.
It's also impossible to believe that a backup system they could instantly switch to or a backup power system weren't both in place, given the
regulations that the EU would have for a data center.
My thought is that they got HACKED, and spent hours trying to fix whatever was done to them, and are terrified of telling the public just how
vulnerable a sensitive system like Air Traffic Control can be.