by Jonathan Rothwell

[LINK] Beeb suffers DDoS—Iran probably to blame

From the “surprise-surprise” department:

In his speech to the Royal Television Society [Director General, Mark Thompson] will note that on the day of the cyber-attack there had also been an attempt to disrupt the Persian Service's London phone-lines by the use of multiple automatic calls.

Sadly, there’s little that can be done, aside from the usual regime of hardening and fanatically enforcing strong security policies.