UK Atomic Weapons Web Traffic Accidentally Routed Through Ukraine

With the most intense US-Russia proxy war in recent memory still festering in Eastern Ukraine, Washington has been keen on sending a strong message to the Kremlin. Even as US allies in Europe are busy fostering global instability by supporting infrastructure development in Asia and waffling on providing ‘defensive’ weapons to Kiev, Washington is working hard to shore up the world’s defenses against tyranny. For instance, just last week the US took the following steps to make the world a safer place for democracy: 1) delivered 120 armored units, including tanks, to Latvia, 2) advised Vietnam to stop allowingRussian bombers to refuel at a former U. S. airbase, and 3) suggested that the UK’s excessive ‘accommodation’ of China is getting dangerous.
Despite Washington’s best efforts to promote stability, things keep getting in the way. As RT reports:
Sensitive data from around 170 major companies, including the UK’s Atomic Weapons Establishment and Lockheed Martin, might have been compromised after British Telecom web traffic was accidentally rerouted through Ukraine. The hijacking of the companies took place over a 90-minute period Thursday, while many British Telecom customers experienced diverted traffic for five days, starting from Saturday, Dyn, Internet performance company, said in a report.
Several UK government bodies were affected by the problem, including the Royal Mail and the country’s Atomic Weapons Establishment, which is ‘responsible for the design, manufacture and support of warheads for the United Kingdom’s nuclear deterrent.’

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 03/15/2015.

 

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