The BBC has reportedly revealed that it suffered a “sophisticated cyber attack” following a campaign of persistent intimidation from the Iranian authorities.
Mark Thompson, the BBC’s director general, is due to give a speech at the Royal Television Society later today, describing how alongside a cyber-attack, BBC Persian’s satellite feeds into Iran have been jammed, and its London phone lines were swamped by automated calls.
In an extract from the speech, released by the BBC in advance, Mark Thompson explains the difficulty of proving the origin of the internet attack:
“It is difficult, and may prove impossible, to confirm the source of these attacks, though attempted jamming of BBC services into Iran is nothing new and we regard the coincidence of these different attacks as self-evidently suspicious.”
“It now looks as if those…
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