posted on May, 26 2012 @ 07:41 PM
I have placed this in grey area, because I have no sources I am free to reveal on this issue. So take this as you wish.
On thursday morning 24th May 2012, something happened within Virgin Medias network, and a few websites became unreachable (including ATS, I'm posting
via a VPN). By the 25th, those few websites had snowballed to become a large number.
On the 25th, Virgin Media finally acknowleged there was an issue. Their official line was "Routing issues". An ETA for a fix was set for 11pm that
night. As 11pm approached, the ETA was pushed back to 11pm the 26th.
By the 26th, there were more unreachable websites, than there were reachable ones. The ETA was pushed back yet again to 11pm the 27th.
It doesn't take that long to resolve routing issues. This suggests that the fault was a bit more substantial.
It is interesting to note that all the unavailable websites, answer pings, and traceroutes. That fact alone suggests that there is no "routing issue",
and the "routing issue" is just a facade. Also, using live http headers, you can see the initial handshake with the server is made successfully, and
then... the content gets blocked.
I belive they were installing equipment for deep packet inspection(DPI) and the UK governments GCHQ taps into everyones internet as was widely
publicised that the government was going to do, and something went drastically wrong.
edit on 26/5/2012 by BMorris because: (no reason given)